Bayobab and Africa50 have announced a partnership to develop Project East2West, a terrestrial fibre optic cable network connecting the eastern shores of Africa to those on the continent’s west.
The partnership will invest up to US$320 million connecting ten African countries over the years 2023, 2024 and 2025.
“This partnership with Africa50 comes at an opportune time, just as we rebrandMTNGlobalConnect to Bayobab to position the business as a Africa-focused open-access digital infrastructure platform,” said MTN Group President and CEO Ralph Mupita. “
The alliance is more than cables and connections; it is about building bridges of connectivity that span nations and bring people closer together.”“For landlocked African countries, Project East2West will improve latency by almost two-thirds and increase capacity to support high quality broadband access. In this way, it will level the playing field and ensure that everyone has a fair chance to succeed in…