Africa Coast to Europe submarine cable connects Europe to the west coast of Africa by a high-speed optic fiber system for an unmatched connectivity. 17 000km long, this cable will connect 21 countries from France to South Africa. The project was designed by Orange and its construction performed by ASN (Alcatel-Lucent Submarine Networks). The first phase took place in December 2012.
To operate the ACE system, each Consortium member countries must manage, by the most appropriate means, networks immersed in their territorial waters and the networks built to the terminal point within the territory of the country concerned.