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Gitge signs an CFA18 billion contract with CAMTEL to connect to Cameroon's optical fiber

Gitge signs an CFA18 billion contract with CAMTEL to connect to Cameroon's optical fiber
  • Comments   -   Thursday, 02 August 2018 14:16

(Business in Cameroon) - To connect to the “Kribi cable landing”, Cameroon's landing station in charge of the submarine cable  South Atlantic Inter Link (6000 Km), Gitge, the Equatorial Guinean telecommunication infrastructure management company signed an CFA18 billion commercial agreement. This is revealed by CAMTEL, the incumbent Cameroonian telecoms operator.

Thanks to that agreement, Malabo and Bata in Equatorial Guinea and Kribi (in Cameroon) are connected via the 400- KM submarine cable  Ceiba-2. The construction of this infrastructure, entrusted to Huawei Marine Networks Co Ltd, started in October 2015 and was completed in March 2017. The infrastructure has a technical capacity of 40 Gbps (which could be raised to 100 Gbps). On June 4, 2018, Equatorial Guinea officially inaugurated it.

Camtel adds that Kribi cable landing, one of the largest infrastructures of this type in Africa, will also host the Kribi-Lagos link cable built two years ago and the ACE cable which will facilitate connection with Europe.

Sylvain Andzongo

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