Resilient Internet Infrastructure Needed For Africa To ScaleUP

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June 12, 2024

A series of submarine fiber cable cuts this year have called into question the resilience of Africa’s Internet infrastructure and its ability to serve the tech ventures as they scale up their operations across the continent.

The existing infrastructure needs to be expanded to include a combination of multiple routes submarine and terrestrial fiber, satellites and more locally cached content as well as Internet eXchange Points (IXPs) in the countries and between the countries allowing local Internet connectivity to continue when connections to the outside world are broken.