ACE cable system lands in Sierra Leone

Tuesday 11 October 2011 | 22:10 CET | News
Sierra Leone has secured its first fibre optic connection to the outside world with the arrival of the Africa Coast to Europe (ACE) submarine cable in Freetown, Reuters reports. Gilbert Cooper, director of administration of the state-owned Sierra Leone Cable company, said it would only become operational during the second half of 2012 as other preparations need to be completed first. Once finished, the 17,000 km ACE cable will run from France to South Africa, connecting 23 countries. It was launched by France Telecom. Sierra Leone is part of a dwindling group of countries still wholly reliant

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Categories: Fixed / Internet
Companies: Africell / France Telecom
Countries: Sierra Leone
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