Google launches submarine cable in Nigeria, boosts internet speed and creates 1.6 million jobs

Google has revealed that its Equiano submarine cable, which is launching at various points on the African continent, is expected to launch this month in Nigeria as a key landing point.

This was revealed by the director of Google West Africa, Ms Juliet Ehimuan-Chiazor, during a meeting with the Nigerian Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Professor Isa Pantami.

Google says the Equiano cable is expected to boost internet speed and create 1.6 million jobs in Nigeria.

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Google, the US multinational technology company, says it is committed to supporting Nigeria’s National Digital Economy Policy and Strategy for a Digital Nigeria.

It added that it is committed to investing $1 billion in Africa over the next 5 years in projects that also include Equiano’s submarine cable.

The cable is expected to enable a fivefold increase in the average internet speed in Nigeria and create 1.6 million jobs,‘ said Ehimuan-Chiazor.

She added that the cable will be launched as it lands at various points on the continent, much like a road construction will be launched as construction progresses. According to the director, Nigeria is a key landing point for the cable and the milestone launch is expected to take place in April 2022

Pantami added that the Buhari government is committed to making doing business in Nigeria easier and assured that FG will continue to promote regulations that support development.

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