Burkina Faso: Optical fiber section linking Ouagadougou to the Ghanaian border, inaugurated

The Prime Minister of the Republic of Burkina Faso, Paul Kaba Thiéba, inaugurated on July 10, 2018, the telecom infrastructures carried out by the country within the framework of the regional communication infrastructure project of the West Africa (PRICAO-BF). These include the section of fiber optic connecting the capital Ouagadougou to the locality of Dakola, border with Ghana, with a ramp Manga-Bagrépole; the virtual landing point (VAP); the Ouagadougou Internet Exchange Point (IXP).

With a value of CFAF 11.5 billion provided by the World Bank, these telecom infrastructures will contribute to strengthening the quality of the country’s regional and international connectivity. For the head of the Burkinabe government, the inauguration of these electronic communication infrastructures reflects the qualitative leap made by the country in Information and Communication Technologies (ICT). This will concretely translate into increased geographic coverage of very high speed and reduced costs of communication services.

The construction of the fiber optic link between Ouagadougou and Ghana, it is the Prime Minister who launched it in October 2016 in the city of Manga, in the province of Zoundwéogo. The infrastructure of about 307 km, was installed by the Chinese company Huawei, under the control of Sofrecom.

Source: Agence Ecofin