Unlocking Cross-Border Connectivity to Landlocked Countries in Africa

February 1
1:00 pm 
– 3:00 pm
 (UTC)
Online
ISOC

Subsea cables are the global backbone of the Internet, connecting people, businesses, and economies around the world. Subsea cables are strategically important and as such, they are considered as part of the critical infrastructure of countries. Access to subsea cables has an undeniable impact on economic growth, increase in GDP and employment. Yet, many land-locked countries are deprived from these increased opportunities due to in-sufficient cross-border connectivity that is often very expensive.

In this session, we will explore the integral role of cross-border connectivity to access sub-sea cables in bridging the digital divide growing between coastal countries and landlocked countries in Africa.