The principal submarine internet cables of Africa

African Coast to Europe

West African Cable system

Lower Indian Ocean Network 2

Eastern Africa Submarine System

The East African Marine System

Seacom/Tata TGN Eurasia

Safe

Sat-3/WASC

December 2012

May 2012

April 2012

July 2010

October 2009

July 2009

April 2002

17,000km

14,530km

2,700km

10,500km

4,900km

15,000km

13,500km

14,350km

Length

Date and name of cable

Egypt

Sudan

Somalia

Kenya

UK

France

Portugal

Canary Islands

Senegal

Nigeria

Malaysia

UAE

India

Mauritius

Reunion

Angola

Namibia

17,000km

14,530km

2,700km

10,500km

4,900km

15,000km

13,500km

14,350km

Length of cable

African Coast to Europe

West African Cable system

Lower Indian Ocean Network 2

Eastern Africa Submarine System

The East African Marine System

Seacom/Tata TGN Eurasia

Safe

Sat-3/WASC

Name of cable

Date of installation

December 2012

May 2012

April 2012

July 2010

October 2009

July 2009

April 2002

Sudan

Djibouti

Somalia

Tanzania

Egypt

Kenya

UK

France

Portugal

Canary Islands

Senegal

Ivory Coast

Cameroon

Nigeria

Malaysia

UAE

India

Saudi Arabia

Mauritius

Reunion

Angola

Namibia

South

Africa