Launch of fiber-optic cable project in Mauritania

19 May 2011

Last Tuesday in Nouakchott, telephone operator Mauritel launched a fiber optic cable project linking the towns of Nouakchott and Kobonni.

The project consists of laying a cable with a capacity of 24 fibers over a distance of 1,000 km, which will enable the provision of a speed of 2.5 Gbps, which could be increased to over 40 Gbps.

The cost of the project is estimated at 11 million dollars, financed by Mauritel. The works will be carried out by the Chinese group, Huawei.

That same Tuesday in Angola, the minister for Telecommunications and Information Technologies, José Carvalho da Rocha, announced in an interview with the Angop press agency that a Communications Development Fund will be set up this year.

"The aim will be for this fund to support access in deprived areas, where operators find it hard to reach, support enterprises which want to use these services in those areas and support training and scientific research in the target group", he explained.

Category: ICT

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