12 Feb Guinea announces the launch of its Internet exchange point in a few days
Guinea’s Internet service consumers will soon be able to access faster connectivity and much better costs. This improvement in their consumption experience and purchasing power will come from the national Internet exchange point that the country now has.
Minister of Posts, Telecommunications and Digital Economy, Moustapha Mamy Diaby (photo), who revealed it on February 8, 2018, added that the infrastructure will be officially put into service in a few days. The boss of the sector of ICT and telecoms was speaking on the subject during the Council of Ministers chaired by the Head of State, Alpha Condé.
The Internet Exchange Point allows for faster connectivity in the country through the interconnection of different ISPs that exchange Internet traffic between their networks through peer-to-peer peering agreements. Guinea’s Internet Exchange Point is a component of the Regional Communication Infrastructure Program for West Africa. It has been in development since 2012. It has been financed by the World Bank for 3.5 billion Guinean Francs (US $ 387,000).
With boosted data connectivity, Guinea is giving its people the opportunity to make the Internet a development tool. Broadband, at the center of new uses, will have an impact on various sectors, including the economy, education, services, and so on.
Source: Agence Ecofin