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Google Lands First Subsea Cable in Africa to Spur Digital Access

  • Submarine conduit will link Africa to Europe via Portugal
  • Google has $1 billion plan to build African digital capacity

Google landed a submarine cable in Togo, the first nation in West Africa to introduce commercial fifth-generation mobile services.

The Equiano subsea internet cable, part of Google’s $1 billion program to build digital capacity on the continent, was connected to the nation of 8 million people on Friday. The conduit will land in Nigeria, Namibia and South Africa later this year, linking Africa to Europe via Portugal.