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GOOGLE’S EQUIANO SUBSEA CABLE: SOUTH AFRICA ECONOMIC IMPACT ASSESSMENT

back to all insights |Published 1st Sep 2022

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 has already landed in Rupert’s Bay (Saint Helena), Lomé (Togo), Sesimbra (Portugal), Lagos (Nigeria), Swakopmund (Namibia), and Cape Town (South Africa) and 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 South Africa are highlighted in the infographic below. You can read the full report here.

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