West Africa Internet Outage Highlights Morocco’s Crucial Role in Regional Connectivity

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March 19, 2024

Despite the widespread disruption, some operators, including Moov Africa, a subsidiary of the Maroc Telecom Group, managed to maintain their services without interruption.

Moov Africa Ivory Coast customers were able to continue accessing the Internet thanks to the West Africa submarine cable owned by the Maroc Telecom Group, which connects West Africa to Europe via Morocco.

The 9,400 km cable, with a capacity ranging from 20 to 60 trillion bits per second (Tbps), runs along the West African coast from Gabon to Morocco, with an extension to Portugal and eight landing points across seven countries. This infrastructure played a crucial role in maintaining Internet connectivity in the region during the crisis.

VIA Morocco World News