Guinea inaugurates first-ever Internet exchange point

The Prime Minister of the Republic of Guinea, Kassory Fofana (photo, center), inaugurated on October 10, 2018, the country’s first Internet exchange point. The telecoms infrastructure, implemented by the Ministry of Posts, Telecommunications and the Digital Economy (MPTEN), will help improve national Internet connectivity through the pooling, by operators and service providers, of their respective networks.

Kassory Fofana asserted that ”  an internet infrastructure of this kind can attract foreign companies that are used to finding a node of exchange and the ability to purchase internet capacity to better get closer to their customers  .” He stressed that the government has invested because it is aware of the socio-economic development opportunities that the Internet offers to the population and its impact on the national economy.

”  Thanks to the Internet, we can produce, transform, distribute and consume differently. Health, agriculture, transportation, environment, education and training can also be addressed in a more systemic way  , “said Kassory Fofana. 

Source: Agence Ecofin