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Cameroon: Optical fiber was extended by 4,000 km in 2017, to reach 12,000 km

Cameroon: Optical fiber was extended by 4,000 km in 2017, to reach 12,000 km
  • Comments   -   Monday, 11 December 2017 15:51

(Business in Cameroon) - In the framework of the national backbone construction's third phase, 4,000 km of additional optical fiber were deployed in 2017 in Cameroon, a report from the ministry of post and telecommunication reveals.

The deployment increased the country’s optical fiber network to 12,000 km, the report explained, stressing that the infrastructure is also connected to countries such as Chad, Gabon, Equatorial Guinea, Central African Republic and Nigeria.

Between 2013 and 2017, Cameroon has doubled it’s the length of its optical fiber network which was just 6,000 km initially, confirming its status of  “hub” of telecommunication infrastructures in Central Africa, with four types of submarine cables (Sat3, Wacs, MainOne, ACE).

Moreover, in partnership with China, CAMTEL, Cameroon’s incumbent telecommunication operator, is deploying the first submarine cable to connect Africa with Latin America.

Brice R. Mbodiam

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