Burkina Faso soon to have a virtual landing point and an Internet exchange point


Burkina Faso will soon be equipped with a Virtual Landing Point (VAP) and an Internet Exchange Point (IXP), essential components of the national broadband telecommunications infrastructure project.

On July 6, 2019, in Bobo-Dioulasso, Burkinabe Minister of Development, Digital Economy and Post, Hadja Fatimata Ouattara / Sanon, accompanied by Soumaïla Ouédraogo, the representative in charge of the Minister of Communication, proceeded to launch of the construction works, the building that will house these electronic communication infrastructures. The building will be housed in the courtyard of the Burkina Faso Broadcasting Corporation (SBT).

According to Hadja Fatimata Ouattara / Sanon, building the building that will act as a computer airport reflects “the government’s desire to work to provide broadband to the population.”

The final objective is the “digital opening up of the Hauts-Bassins, Cascades and Boucle du Mouhoun regions,” she explained.

The Minister stressed that “electronic communications are based on quality infrastructure and the option has been taken to accelerate their construction in our country. This is the first stone to create a kind of dry port for storing Internet capacity to allow Internet Service Providers (ISPs) established in these regions to access Internet capacity at a reasonable cost. to redistribute it cheaper to citizens “.

Source: Agence Ecofin