Facebook plans to build the world’s longest submarine optical cable, which will connect three continents and serve a population of 3 billion


According to techcrunch, Engadget and other scientific and technological media, Facebook recently announced that it plans to extend the 2africa submarine optical cable by 8000 kilometers to connect Africa, Europe and Asia.
At that time, the total length of the optical cable will exceed 45000 kilometers and will become the longest submarine cable in the world. At present, the longest submarine cable is SEA-ME-WE 3 with a total length of 39000 km, connecting 33 countries in Southeast Asia, the Middle East and Western Europe.
2africa submarine optical cable project was announced in May 2020. Initially, it is planned to surround Africa and connect Europe to provide network connection for 1.2 billion people. Now, the project has added nine landing points called “pearls”, which expands the number of connected countries to 33 and the service population is expected to reach 3 billion.