06 December 2023
Bayobab has landed the 45,000km 2Africa subsea cable on Ghanaian shores, in Accra.
The 2Africa subsea cable system will support the western and eastern regions of Africa, once complete in 2023 and 2024, respectively. This landing is one of several cable landings taking place across 46 locations in 33 countries for all consortium partners, bringing seamless connectivity across continents. This landing is the third landing in a series of Bayobab’s six target locations across five countries.
2Africa landing in Ghana is a significant step towards improving cable resilience, enhancing broadband penetration in the country, and enhancing Ghana’s international connectivity. The expansion of submarine cable systems in the country will ensure the country’s connectivity needs are met, promote economic growth, and enhance its resilience in the face of disruptions. This investment aligns with Bayobab’s long-term planning to support the country’s evolving communication requirements and digital transformation.
Ghana is a strategic market for Bayobab, significantly contributing to achieving the Group’s strategic expansion and business aspirations. Ghana plays a crucial role in promoting digital acceleration in Africa by serving as an access hub for surrounding and inland countries: Togo, Burkina Faso, Niger, and Mali. Ghana continues to increase its strategic importance in the WECA region, with the country now having six cable landings with the addition of the 2Africa Ghana landing station.