Thursday, 02 December 2021

What does a more connected Africa mean for the EMEA submarine cable industry?

by Harry Baldock, Total Telecom
Wednesday 01 September 21

We caught up with Sean Bergin, Co-Founder and President of APTelecom, to discuss the evolution of the EMEA region and the impact of hyperscalers like Google and Facebook entering the market

When people think of the globally increasing data demand, their minds are drawn to the more advanced markets in the world, like those in Europe and the US. However, digitalisation is also taking place rapidly in many of the less developed markets and this has necessitated the creation of numerous new submarine cable systems.   For Africa, this growth has been meteoric in recent years, even prior to the coronavirus pandemic, with submarine investment in the region blossoming. But beyond simply improving the connectivity infrastructure in Africa itself…

When people think of the globally increasing data demand, their minds are drawn to the more advanced markets in the world, like those in Europe and the US. However, digitalisation is also taking place rapidly in many of the less developed markets and this has necessitated the creation of numerous new submarine cable systems.   For Africa, this growth has been meteoric in recent years, even prior to the coronavirus pandemic, with submarine investment in the region blossoming. But beyond simply improving the connectivity infrastructure in Africa itself…

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