Guinea-Bissau starts consortium for submarine cable

Tuesday 18 July 2017 | 16:58 CET | News
The government of Guinea-Bissau has launched a consortium that will manage a submarine cable that will bring high quality internet to the country within 18 months, reports Diario de Noticias. The consortium, called Bissau Cabo, will manage the submarine cable. Over half (51%) is owned by mobile operators Orange (French) and MTN (South African), with the Guinean state holding the remaining 49 percent. The World Bank is providing USD 35 million in funding for the project.

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Categories: Fixed
Companies: MTN / Orange
Countries: Guinea-Bissau
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