Submarine Networks and the Digital Transformation of East Africa

Internet Network

By Kristin LeeMar 14, 2022


Before 2009, only 16 African countries were connected to a submarine cable system.

But in 2016, submarine cable capacity reached 33 countries; seven sub-Saharan countries had access to three or more systems.

Today, Africa leads the globe in international bandwidth growth. This has been facilitated by improved international connectivity along the critical Europe-to-India-and-Asia submarine corridor that connects East Africa to the rest of the world.

Our own Paul Brodsky will be joining forces with Ciena and Djibouti Telecom on March 23 at 11:00 a.m. ET for a live discussion on this topic.

We'll cover:

  • An overview of the Europe-Asia submarine cable route, including cables and bandwidth forecasts
  • Technology enablers of digital transformation along this critical submarine cable route
  • Djibouti Telecom and the value of being a telecommunication hub in Northeast Africa

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Paul Brodsky

Paul Brodsky

Paul Brodsky is a Senior Research Manager at TeleGeography. He is part of the network, internet, cloud, and voice research team. His regional expertise includes Europe, Africa, and the Middle East.

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