ICT project in Cameroon sees optical fibres planted throughout nation

12 August 2011

An ICT infrastructure project in Cameroon has seen a large number of optical fibre cables installed in an attempt to improve the country's telecommunications network.

The Central African Backbone (CAB) initiative was launched in 2010 and since then nearly 6,000km of optical fibre have been installed, the Cameroon Tribune reported.

This is according to the country's minister of posts and telecommunications Jean-Pierre Biyiti bi Essam.

He said just over a year after the CAB project began (August 5th 2010), Cameroon has seen a big effort to improve its telecommunication infrastructure through the installation of the optical fibre.

"Other countries are still being awaited to bring onboard their backbone for interconnection so as to rend effective the CAB project," the news source reported the director of infrastructure in the ministry of posts and telecommunications Nana Yomba Lucien as saying.

South Africa is one country that is attempting to boost its ICT infrastructure after Seacom recently announced it will invest R100 million (£8.53 million) to buy physical optical fibre links from Dark Fibre Africa. 

Category: ICT

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