Facebook plans undersea cable around Africa

|About: Facebook, Inc. (FB)|By:, SA News Editor

Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) is in talks to develop an underwater data cable that would encircle Africa and link up with beachheads in several countries, WSJ reports.

The three-stage project, named Simba after the lead character in The Lion King, is aimed at driving down its bandwidth costs and making it easier for the social media giant to sign up more users.

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