The Central African Backbone fibre-optic cable project has been launched
2 September 2010
The official launch of the Central African high-speed fibre optic cable telecommunication network, the Central African Backbone, took place on 27 August at Bangui, in the Central African Republic.
The cable will link Cameroon, Chad and the CAR over more than 1000 Km, providing the region with the latest generation high-speed Internet.
For the coordinator of the project, Justin Gourna Zacko, the aim of the CAB is to obtain "sub-regional integration and at the same time to reduce the digital divide and the cost of communications", reports Africa Info.
The project is partly funded by the World Bank, in the amount of 26 million dollars.
Development partners are essential to the development of such projects. The International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank group, has just announced through the PANA agency that in 2010 it made investments of 2.4 billion dollars, many of them in infrastructure development projects.