The Day Africa Lost Internet: Undersea Cable Disruptions and the State of Global Connectivity

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March 25, 2024

Mattias Fridström, Vice President and Chief Evangelist at Arelion said… “While it is hard to protect cables against real-world attacks, there are a number of ongoing initiatives to better protect infrastructure. By just adding more diverse cables, you limit the damage of an attack and hopefully reduce the interest in executing an attack in the first place.”

Fridström said that connecting Africa directly to South America and Asia are two ways of improving Africa’s resilience specifically. “Unfortunately, new sea cables are very expensive, so it may take a while before Africa is fully protected from cable cuts,” Fridström concluded.

VIA Techopedia