Africa Telecommunications Map

The 2017 Africa Telecommunications Map depicts all active submarine cables around the continent of Africa, as well as cables that are in advanced stages of planning.

Africa Map

See a larger version of this map or visit the interactive version of the 2017 Africa Telecommunications Map.

Africa Cable Map

This map depicts routes of 44 active and 11 planned undersea cables. It also illustrates the number of international submarine cable system links connected to each country, as well as landing stations.

Africa Telecommunications Map

Internet and Voice Routes

Inset maps provide bandwidth and traffic data for the 25 largest intraregional and interregional internet and voice routes.

Africa Telecommunications Map

Africa Telecom Data

The map presents telecom metrics for 57 countries, including:

  • Country statistics: population, households, dialing code, domain
  • Telecom service penetration: wireless subscriber penetration; broadband and fixed-line household penetration; average penetration in country’s GDP per capita decile
  • Bandwidth: used international bandwidth 2005-2018

Africa Map

The map is printed on Yupo, a high quality synthetic material, and measures 50" x 36" (1.27 m x 0.9144 m). The map is available flat and shipped in a tube (recommended for framing or hanging on a wall) or folded (for more convenient storage and transportation). Heat mounting is not recommended.