04 Dec Congo; Gabon: The optical fiber interconnection works from Congo to Gabon are completed
The national coordinator of the Central African Backbone project (CAB), Yves-Didier Miehakanda, was in front of the press on November 30, 2017. During the meeting, he announced the completion of the interconnection works by optical fiber from Congo to Gabon. He also said that the high-speed telecoms infrastructure, ” essential for our country, will be inaugurated at the end of December in the presence of the ministers in charge of the digital economy of the two countries” .
The Congo interconnection project in Gabon by fiber optics involved the deployment of nearly 520 km of optical fiber from Pointe-Noire to the Gabonese border, via Dolisie and Mbinda. It started in the first quarter of 2015.
The total cost of the works was estimated at 15 billion Fcfa. According to Yves-Didier Miehakanda, “this investment will be profitable after two or three years “.
Fiber optic interconnection from Congo to Gabon is part of the second phase of the Central African Backbone (CAB) project. It will continue in 2018 with the interconnection of Congo to Cameroon and the Central African Republic. It is also planned the construction of a Data Center in Brazzaville.
For the third phase, Miehakanda revealed that it will focus on increasing the share of the digital economy in Congo’s gross domestic product.
Source: Agence Ecofin