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Facebook in talks to develop Simba underwater cable ring around Africa - report

Monday 8 April 2019 | 11:01 CET | News
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Facebook is in talks to develop an underwater data cable that would encircle Africa, The Wall Street Journal reported citing unnamed people familiar with the plans. The aim is to drive down its bandwidth costs and making it easier for Facebook to sign up more users. The three-stage project, named Simba after the lead character in "The Lion King", could link up with beachheads in several countries on the continent's eastern, western and Mediterranean coasts, though the exact route and number of landings is in flux.

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Companies: Facebook
Countries: Africa
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