New fibre-optic network in Togo

1 March 2010

The company Xtera Communications has been selected by Togo Telecom to install a high-speed Internet network of greater capacity, greater robustness, and with better network availability.

The network will allow for connection to all the other countries in the hinterland, and will be connected to the WACS submarine cable, which will extend from Cape Town in South Africa as far as the United Kingdom.

This announcement coincides with the first national meeting on cross-frontier co-operation in West Africa, held last Friday in Dakar.

The aim was to bring together the different parties involved in the infrastructure sector and in other cross-frontier co-operation projects in order to promote and encourage initiatives in this sector.

The Director General of International Co-operation, Sheik Ibrahim Diongue, told the daily Le Soleil that the objective is “a West Africa which is better integrated on the political, social, and economic levels, and also to ensure solidarity in the establishment of peace and security, as well as the development of exchanges.”

Category: ICT

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