(Business in Cameroon) - On November 28, 2019, in Libreville, Cameroon and Gabon signed a memorandum of understanding for the interconnection of their fibre-optics telecommunications networks (CAB 4 and CAB 1 respectively).
The document was signed for Gabon by the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Rigobert Ikambouayat Ndeka, and for Cameroon by the Minister of Posts and Telecommunications, Minette Libom Li Likeng. This was done in the presence of representatives of the supporters of this project namely, the World Bank Group, the African Development Bank and the International Telecommunications Union.
The purpose of this memorandum of understanding is to establish the general and legal framework for interconnection of the two countries’ electronic communications networks and to set up a committee to implement and monitor the memorandum and subsequent agreements.
It also constitutes the materialization of the strengthening of sub-regional cooperation and the mutualization of the two signees’ digital infrastructures.
Let’s note that this interconnection will reduce connectivity costs since there will be direct telecommunications exchanges between the two countries with no international submarine cables required.