Sail (Equatorial Guinea Tier)

The South Atlantic Inter Link (SAIL) consortium has been completed in 2018, providing the first ever direct link between the continents of South America and Africa. The SAIL submarine system is a joint venture between China and Cameroon and has been executed by Huawei Marine networks. The Equatorial Guinea Tier arises when GITGE has joined the project by signing a contract to have a high capacity fiber optic direct link between Bata and Fortaleza.

The cabling system connects two continents with nearly 6,000km of subsea cabling, between its two landing stations in Fortaleza in Brazil and Kribi in Cameroon. The cable system provides 100G transmission and 32Tbps of capacity through a 4-fiber pair configuration, revolutionizing cross-Atlantic connectivity in the southern hemisphere.


SAIL fiber optic submarine cable

Conecting South America and Africa

Considering the rapid development of global infrastructure and a massive surge in worldwide internet traffic, Africa and Latin America are becoming strategic emerging markets of the global telecommunications industry. The introduction of SAIL meets the traffic demands from the emerging markets, and also opens a new routing through diverse paths between Africa and North America, Europe and South America.
Through the launch of SAIL, countries in these regions - especially those in the Southern Hemisphere - will be more connected and in a better position to drive the development of the region’s digital economy.

Our network

GITGE owns one of the continents most advanced full-service technological infrastructure, both submarine and onshore cables strategically positioned in Central Africa.