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Congo: Construction Starts Of Fibre Optic Link From Congo To Cameroon

On 8 August 2020, a ceremony was held in the northern Congolese town of Ntam to mark the start of construction of the 347-km fibre optic link connecting Congo with neighbouring Cameroon. The link will run from Ouesso – Paris – Biesse – Sembé – Souanké – Ntam, and is being deployed by Huawei and China Communications Service International Ltd (CCSI). Reportedly costing Euro 66.5 million to deploy, this fibre link forms part of the Central African Backbone (CAB) programme (see also Cameroon: Cameroon Plans Completion Of Cross-Border Fibre Links To Central African Republic, Congo and Nigeria), and is supported with financing by the African Development Bank (AfDB). Within Congo, the national fibre optic backbone runs from Brazzaville to Ouesso in the north, to Pointe Noire via Dolisie in the west, and from Dolisie to Mbinda on the border with Gabon (see Gabon: Fibre Optic Interconnection Between Congo And Gabon Inaugurated).

Source: Adiac Congo, Agence Ecofin

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