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DRC opens second phase of fibre rollout

Wednesday 3 April 2013 | 15:10 CET | News
The Democratic Republic of Congo has launched the second phase of its fibre core rollout, reports Ecofin. The USD 215 million project involves laying 3,500 km of cable between Kinshasa and Kasumbalesa, Katanga, passing through the provinces of Bandundu, East and West Kasai.The new cable will connect the DRC's East to its West, said ICT minister Kin-Kiey Mulumba, adding that if financing can be found, the third phase will be ubiquitous broadband, nationwide, presumably wireless. The DRC was the only WACS undersea cable partner that had not connected yet, because of construction problems at the

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