The 2Africa fiber optic cable, the biggest in the world, is now in Amanzimtoti, south of Durban.The 45,000 km cable, which is still being built, will run along the seafloors of the Mediterranean, Red, and Indian seas, as well as the Atlantic and Indian oceans.
The historic project, which was launched in May 2022, will deliver fiber optic internet connections to 33 countries worldwide, 19 of which will be in Africa.
The cable-laying ship was recently seen off the coast of Amanzimtoti, which got people’s attention.
Amanzimtoti was chosen as one of the places in South Africa where the cable would land. The cable will go 5 km underground from Pipeline Beach, where it will land, to a station that is being built near Arbour Road.
The cable is being laid by the global company 2Africa, which comprises telecom giants like Facebook, MTN, Vodafone, China Mobile International, and Telecom Egypt.