Angola: Submarine communication cable operational by March

27 January 2011

The cost of laying the second submarine communication cable for Angola is estimated at 92 million dollars, it was said last Sunday by António Nunes, engineer with Angola Cable, to the Angop press agency.

He added that the terminal station, installed in Sangano, in the province of Bengo, will be operational in March 2011.

Angola already has one submarine telecommunication cable (Sat 3), but this new cable will enable Angola to benefit from better quality telecommunications, and from an increase in the transmission capacity. 

Also last week, the World Bank granted financing of 27 million dollars to Gambia, to help it install its own submarine cable.

It will give the population access to optical fiber and to other technological infrastructures, explained the outgoing regional director of the World Bank for Africa, Habib Fitini, to the PANA press agency.

Category: ICT

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