Expresso Ghana has confirmed that it is preparing to land a new international undersea cable in Accra. The CDMA operator says that the 1.92Tbps Africa Coast to Europe (ACE) fibre-optic cable system will be landed soon, although it did not give an exact date, Joy Online reports. Expresso will be the third Ghanaian operator to deploy an international cable link after Glo Mobile launched the Glo One connection and MTN landed the West Africa Cable System (WACS). The 14,000km ACE cable will eventually run from France to South Africa, with landing stations in Spain, Portugal, Morocco, Canary Islands, Western Sahara, Mauritania, Senegal, Gambia, Guinea-Bissau, Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, Togo, Benin, Nigeria, Cameroon, Sao Tome & Principe, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Congo, Angola and Namibia.
According to TeleGeography’s SubmarineCableMap.com, Ghana already benefits from a total of four other submarine fibre networks: WACS (owned by a consortium including MTN Ghana’s South African parent group); SAT-3 (another consortium cable in which the UK-based parent of Vodafone Ghana [formerly Ghana Telecom] participates); and two Nigerian-owned cables – Globacom’s Glo One (utilised by local subsidiary Glo Mobile Ghana) and Main One.