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Airtel Africa Launches Telesonic to Revolutionize Wholesale Data Market in Africa

In a move set to shake up the African wholesale data landscape, Airtel Africa has announced the launch of Airtel Africa Telesonic Limited (Telesonic).

This new venture aims to leverage the company’s existing infrastructure and strategic investments to meet the continent’s ever-growing demand for data services.

Telesonic boasts a 75,000-kilometer terrestrial fibre network spanning Airtel Africa’s 14 markets, coupled with strategic investments in the ambitious 2Africa submarine cable system.

This robust network will offer a comprehensive suite of wholesale data solutions, including national and international leased lines, dedicated internet access, IP transit, and MPLS services.

Segun Ogunsanya, Airtel Africa’s Group CEO, emphasized the critical role Telesonic will play in bridging the digital divide and empowering Africa’s youth.

“Telesonic underscores our commitment to providing cutting-edge fibre-optic solutions that fuel Africa’s digital revolution,” he stated. “This initiative unlocks immense opportunities for innovation, economic growth, and improved quality of life across the continent.”

Key highlights of Telesonic:

– Extensive network: 75,000 km of terrestrial fibre and strategic investments in 2Africa submarine cable system.
– Streamlined operations: Local entities established in key markets for efficient management.
– Comprehensive service portfolio: National and international leased lines, dedicated internet access, IP/IP transit, and MPLS services.
– Commitment to Africa’s digital future: Aims to improve connectivity, education, healthcare, and overall socio-economic development.

By leveraging its infrastructure and partnerships, Telesonic is poised to play a pivotal role in shaping Africa’s digital future.

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