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DRC gets connected to WACS cable

Tuesday 18 June 2013 | 07:47 CET | News
The Democratic Republic of Congo has been connected to the WACS cable after several delays. The landing station in Moanda was switched on in the presence of ICT minister Tryphon Kin-Kiey Mulumba on 14 June, Agence Ecofin reports. The WACS cable runs from South Africa to London, connecting eight African countries, the Canary Islands, Portual and the UK. Switching to English, Mulumba announced that the DRC's connection was now « ready for services », giving Congolese residents the possibility of using broadband. Construction of WACS began in 2009. The DRC reaffirmed its committment to the project when president Matata Ponyo took office in 2012.

Categories: Fixed
Companies: WACS
Countries: Congo, The Democratic Republic of the
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