Africa’s Internet Challenge

Take a look at the map

A map of internet cabling shows what challenges Africa faces If you look at this submarine cable map and you take a look at the African continent, you may notice two things:

  • The number of submarine cables going into Africa appears less than almost any other continent, with the possible exception of the Indian subcontinent.
  • The color distribution, indicative of the suppliers, is less pronounced than in other continents.

Compare what’s going into and coming out of Africa with what is going into the US and Europe, and you see the difference. However, you may notice Africa is well surrounded.

In conclusion

Lots of possibilities, but a lot of work remains to be done.