0
Broadband

WACS lands in Congo

Wednesday 22 August 2012 | 11:29 CET | News
Congo is now connected to the WACS undersea cable through a landing station in the southern town of Matombi, Africa Info reports. Congo Telecom said the landing station is now operational. Costing around USD 100 million, the first phase of the the country's fibre backbone project will link Brazzaville, Pointe-Noire and Oyo. A second phase, estimated at USD 73 million, will involve connecting regional capitals, followed by a USD 36 million third phase to link district seats and large villages. The network will use equipment from Alcatel-Lucent and Huawei.

Thank you for visiting Telecompaper

Sign up below to get access to the rest of this article and all the telecom news you need.

  • Register free and gain access to even more articles from Telecompaper. Register here
  • Subscribe and get unlimited access to Telecompaper’s full coverage, with a customised choice of news, commentary, research and alerts.

Subscriptions

Already registered?



Free Headlines in your E-mail

Every day we send out a free e-mail with the most important headlines of the last 24 hours.

Subscribe now

Categories: Fixed
Companies: Alcatel-Lucent USA/FR / Congo Telecom / Huawei China / WACS
Countries: Congo
::: add a comment
This article is part of dossier

Fibre


Comments

This comment has been deleted because it does not fit the Telecompaper comment policy.
Comment deleted @ 22/7/2013 - 14:24


Add comment

We welcome comments that add value to the discussion. We attempt to block comments that use offensive language or appear to be spam, and our editors frequently review the comments to ensure they are appropriate. If you see a comment that you believe is inappropriate to the discussion, you can bring it to our attention by using the report abuse links. As the comments are written and submitted by visitors of the Telecompaper website, they in no way represent the opinion of Telecompaper.


Related

World Bank approves USD 92 mln loan for DRC fibre backbone

Published 20 Jul 2014 13:14 CET | Congo, The Democratic Republic of the
The World Bank has approved a USD 92.1 million loan over five years to support the fifth phase of the Central African Backbone ...

Under-river fibre links Brazzaville, Kinshasa

Published 20 Sep 2012 09:40 CET | Congo, The Democratic Republic of the
The capitals of Congo and the Democratic Republic of Congo have been linked by an under-river fibre cable installed by Chinese ...

Telecom Namibia expands infrastructure after WACS landing

Published 07 Aug 2012 10:00 CET | Namibia
Telecom Namibia says its extending its infrastructure after the landing of the West Africa Cable System (WACS). One of its plans ...

Zamtel connects to WACS, Sat-3 undersea cables

Published 18 Jul 2012 11:16 CET | Zambia
Zambian fixed line operator Zamtel has completed its connection to two submarine cables, the West Africa Cable System (WACS) and ...

MTN Nigeria rolls out services using WACS

Published 09 Jul 2012 09:43 CET | Nigeria
MTN Nigeria has rolled out a range of services running on the high-capacity submarine cable, West African Cable System (WACS). ...