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Google’s Equiano subsea cable: Togo economic impact assessment

Equiano – a next-generation subsea internet cable spearheaded by Google – will run from Portugal to South Africa, along Africa’s Atlantic Ocean coastline. The cable landed in Lomé (Togo) in March 2022. This year, it is also expected to land in Sesimbra (Portugal), Lagos (Nigeria), Swakopmund (Namibia) and Cape Town (South Africa), with branching units in place for further phases of the project.

Google commissioned Africa Practice and Genesis Analytics to produce a series of economic impact assessments, modelling the cable’s impact on connectivity, economic growth, job creation and CO2 savings in Togo, Nigeria, Namibia and South Africa.

Equiano’s key impacts in Togo are highlighted in the infographic below. You can read the full report here.

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