- November 21, 2018
- Posted by: Myles Freedman
- Category: More Africa News, Networks
The government of the Republic of Benin instructed the Minister of the Digital Economy and Communication and that of Economy and Finance to negotiate with the companies Axian and Bouygues Energies & Services for the construction of the “West loop” of the national fiber optic network.
The broadband telecom infrastructure, which is part of Phase 2 of the Telecommunications Infrastructure and ICT Development Project (PDI2T), will add to the existing national fiber optic network.
The “West Loop” project is based on the construction of a 910 km long optical fiber infrastructure linking the Cotonou capital to the city of Djougou; the construction of three metropolitan loops in Comè, Lokossa and Aplahoué; the continuation of the modernization of the access network through the installation of twenty or so multi-service access equipment for users; the optical fiber connection of some sites of Digital Terrestrial Television in Gbéhoué, Lokossa, Abomey, Savalou, Bantè, Bassila and Djougou.
At the November 14, 2018 cabinet meeting, the government of Benin reiterated its ambition, through the national fiber optic network it is gradually building, to improve people’s access to ICT to make the country a regional platform. digital services and stimulate economic growth.