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.
Senior Network Engineer, Workonline Communications
Head, Technical Services, Internet eXchange Point of Nigeria (IXPN)
Co-founder and CEO, Converged Technology Networks
Country Manager, MainOne
Group Chief Technology and Innovation Officer, Liquid Intelligent Technologies
Principal Analyst, TeleGeography
Edge Strategy Manager, Meta