Google plans to launch subsea cable in Nigeria to increase internet speed and create 1.6 million jobs

Google to Launch Equiano Subsea Cable in Nigeria

Google in a Twitter tweet, has revealed that its Equiano subsea cable is expected to be launched in Nigeria as major landing point this month.

This Equiano subsea cable has be launched at different point on the Africa continent.

The Equiano cable is expected to increase internet speed and create 1.6 million jobs in Nigeria. 


This was disclosed by the Director of Google West Africa, Mrs Juliet Ehimuan-Chiazor in a meeting with the Nigerian Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Professor Isa Pantami.

According to Google, the Equiano Subsea Cable is committed to supporting Nigeria’s National Digital Economy Policy and Strategy for a Digital Nigeria.

The Multinational Company, Google added that it is committed to investing $1 billion in Africa over the next 5 years on projects which also include the Equiano subsea cable.

The cable is expected to enable a fivefold increase in average internet speeds in Nigeria and create 1.6 million jobs 


She added that the cable is being launched as it lands at different points on the continent, much like a road construction that is launched as construction progresses. According to the Director, Nigeria is a major landing point for the cable and the launch of the milestone is expected to take place in April 2022

Pantami added that the Buhari administration is committed to increasing the ease of doing business in Nigeria and assured that FG will continue to promote regulations that support development.


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