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Airtel Africa Launches Telesonic to Revolutionize Fibre Network Services and Data Connectivity Across Africa

Airtel Africa has unveiled its latest venture, Airtel Africa Telesonic Limited (‘Telesonic’), aimed at delivering cutting-edge fibre bandwidth services to meet the surging demand for wholesale data across the continent. 

Leveraging ground fibre assets and submarine cable systems, Telesonic seeks to provide comprehensive terrestrial fibre and submarine cable solutions to businesses and communities in Africa.

The initiative includes plans to establish local entities in key markets where Airtel Africa operates, with a focus on overseeing fibre assets and managing the operational aspects of the wholesale business. 

This strategic move is anticipated to have a significant and long-term positive impact on Africa’s quality of life and national economies.

Telesonic boasts an extensive fibre network spanning across the continent and has invested in the ambitious 2Africa submarine cable system. 

2Africa, set to become the largest submarine cable interconnecting 33 countries in Africa, the Middle East, and Europe, aims to enhance connectivity between Africa and Europe, positively impacting sectors such as education and healthcare.

Through its network of over 75,000 kilometres of terrestrial fibre across Airtel Africa’s 14 markets, Telesonic will offer a range of products including national and international leased lines, dedicated internet access, IP and IP transit services, and multiprotocol label switching (MPLS) services.

Segun Ogunsanya, Airtel Africa’s Group CEO, emphasized the company’s commitment to addressing Africa’s digital needs by providing advanced fibre-optic solutions. 

He highlighted the continent’s digital revolution and the growing demand for data, particularly among the youth population, stating that with robust infrastructure, Airtel Africa aims to bridge the digital divide and unlock opportunities for innovation and economic growth.

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