After a positive evaluation of the pilot phase from June 27 to July 1, 2020, the construction of the entire Congo – Cameroon optical fiber link was officially started on August 8. The work is carried out by China Communications Services International and Huawei.
The fiber optic interconnection works from the Republic of Congo to Cameroon have started. They were officially launched on August 8, 2020 in the locality of Ntam by Léon Juste Ibombo, the Congolese Minister of Posts, Telecommunications and the Digital Economy, in the presence of Mohamadou Saoudi, the Secretary General of the Cameroonian Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications .
The interconnection from Congo to Cameroon has its source in the Congolese locality of Ouesso. It is therefore nearly 347 km of optical fiber that will be deployed to the border with the neighboring country, with points of intersection in Paris, Biesse, Sembé, Souanké to Ntam.
The construction of the Congo – Cameroon fiber optic link is being carried out by the Chinese companies China Communications Services International (CCSI) and Huawei. The first, specializing in the provision of telecommunications services and integrated telecommunications support services, deals with the construction of high-speed telecommunications infrastructure. The second will provide the optical signal and energy transmission equipment, according to the adiac-congo.com site .
The official launch of the work comes after the positive evaluation of technical sites and the pilot section of this telecommunications project from 27 June to 1 st July 2020 by Michel Ngakala, the interim coordinator of the Central Africa Backbone Project (CAB).