CEEAC gets high speed Internet
9 August 2010
By May 2011, the ten regional capitals of Cameroon will be interconnected by optical fibres providing high-speed Internet access.
The project, announced by the Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications, forms part of the Central African Backbone (CAB) which will connect the countries of the Economic Community of Central African Countries (CEEAC) using optical fibres.
During the first phase of the CAB, financed by loans from the World Bank and the African Bank, plus private investments, Cameroon will be linked to Chad and to the Central African Republic by an optical fibre running along an oil pipeline.
The capital, Yaoundé, and Douala - the largest urban areas in Cameroon - will be the first cities to be equipped with optical fibre. These new connections will enable better use of the Internet by the government and businesses and promote the country's development.
The CAB will facilitate regional communications by making them more reliable and less expensive.