Togo and Benin enter the fibre optic age
18 September 2009
A Nigerian company, Phase 3, is going to be extending its fibre optic network to Benin and Togo, it was announced on Wednesday 16th.
The Phase 3 Group has signed an agreement with the Electricity Community of Benin for the development of high-speed Internet.
With this contract, Phase 3 will be operating one of the largest fibre optic networks in West Africa. More than 1400 km of overhead cables will be constructed in Benin in the next six months.
“This project is a first step towards economic integration and the progress which we so much desire”, said one of the Phase 3 directors, Stanley Jegede, at the signing ceremony.
This agreement comes about at a time when high-performance Internet access using fibre optics will be going into service in Kenya, in just a few days time.
The operators have announced that they can offer a better service with lower tariffs as well. The government is hoping for a positive effect on the economy, thanks in particular to the development of new services on the Net.<br/>