Virtual Peering Series – Africa #15: Unlocking cross-border connectivity to landlocked countries in Africa

1 February 2022
13:00 – 15:00 UTC

Subsea cables are the global backbone of the Internet, connecting people, businesses, and economies around the world. Subsea cables are strategically important and as such, they are considered as part of the critical infrastructure of countries. Access to subsea cables has an undeniable impact on economic growth, increase in GDP and employment. Yet, many landlocked countries are deprived from these increased opportunities due to insufficient cross-border connectivity that is often very expensive.

In this session, we will explore the integral role of cross-border connectivity to access subsea cables in bridging the digital divide growing between coastal countries and landlocked countries in Africa.


Michelle Opiyo

Senior Network Engineer, Workonline Communications

Jacob Dagunduro

Head, Technical Services, Internet eXchange Point of Nigeria (IXPN)


Brian Longwe

Co-founder and CEO, Converged Technology Networks

Emmanuel Kwarteng

Country Manager, MainOne

Ben Roberts

Group Chief Technology and Innovation Officer, Liquid Intelligent Technologies

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Patrick Christian

Principal Analyst, TeleGeography

Ben Ryall

Edge Strategy Manager, Meta

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