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Airtel Africa launches Telesonic fibre bandwidth service

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Airtel Africa has launched Airtel Africa Telesonic, a fibre bandwidth service to boost connectivity across Africa.

Airtel Africa said that Telesonic will leverage “ground fibre assets and submarine cable systems to meet the growing demand for wholesale data in Africa.”

Telesonic currently has an extensive fibre network across the continent and has invested in the 2Africa submarine cable system, which connects 33 countries in Africa, the Middle East and Europe.

Telesonic will offer products such as national and international leased line, dedicated internet access, IP and IP transit services and multiprotocol label switching (MPLS) services across a network of over 75,000 km of terrestrial fibre.

Segun Ogunsanya, Airtel Africa’s Group CEO, said: “The establishment of Airtel Africa Telesonic Limited underscores Airtel Africa’s commitment to addressing Africa’s needs for the digital revolution by providing cutting-edge fibre-optic solutions that will empower businesses, education, healthcare, and communities at large.

“No doubt, Africa is experiencing a digital revolution, with surging demand for data across various sectors especially by the continent’s growing youth population. With robust and scalable infrastructure, we aim to bridge the digital divide and unlock opportunities for innovation and economic growth. Our investment signifies not just a technological advancement but also a catalyst for progress, connecting people and ideas across borders.”

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