Google Announces Umoja, a new fiber optic cable connecting Africa to Australia

Today, Google announced new investments in digital infrastructure and
security initiatives designed to increase digital connectivity, accelerate
economic growth, and deepen resilience across Africa.

Anchored in Kenya, the Umoja cable route will pass through Uganda, Rwanda,
Democratic Republic of the Congo, Zambia, Zimbabwe, and South Africa,
including the Google Cloud region, before crossing the Indian Ocean to
Australia. Umoja’s terrestrial path was built in collaboration with Liquid
Technologies to form a highly scalable route through Africa, including
access points that will allow other countries to take advantage of the

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