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Over 450,000 km of cable, 58 submarine cables, 150 organizations...and counting

iMENTORS has identified and recorded 58 submarine cables into and out of the African continent.  This amounts to over 450,000 km of cable, and over 150 different organizations involved in the funding and operation of the cables. 

The challenge now for Africa is to develop local fiber optic networks to connect these from high-capacity international submarine cables all the way to the home.

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iMENTORS is working on optimizing a method for recording these last-mile terrestrial networks, many of which are on-going projects.

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