Airtel Africa has unveiled Telesonic, a cutting-edge fibre bandwidth service designed to cater to the escalating demand for wholesale data in Africa.
The initiative is set to establish local entities in key markets where Airtel Africa operates, overseeing all fibre assets and managing the operational aspects of the wholesale business, with the aim of making a long-term positive impact across the continent.
Telesonic’s extensive fibre network spans the entire African continent and includes an investment in the 2Africa submarine cable system, which is poised to become the most comprehensive submarine cable across Africa, the Middle East, and Europe.
The ambitious project seeks to provide seamless connectivity between Africa and Europe, thereby enhancing connectivity in vital sectors such as education and healthcare.
Through its network of over 75,000 kilometers of terrestrial fibre across Airtel Africa’s 14 markets, Telesonic will offer a diverse range of products, including national and international leased lines, dedicated internet access, IP and IP transit services, as well as multiprotocol label switching (MPLS) services.
Segun Ogunsanya, Airtel Africa’s Group CEO, reiterated the company’s dedication to addressing Africa’s digital revolution needs through state-of-the-art fibre-optic solutions.
With robust and scalable infrastructure, Airtel Africa aims to bridge the digital divide, unlocking opportunities for innovation and economic growth while connecting people and ideas across borders.