Phases of Cote d’Ivoire backbone ready next year
GOVERNMENTBy BiztechAfrica - July 16, 2012, 1:18 p.m.
The government of Cote d'Ivoire expects the first phases of its new national fibre backbone to be complete by next year.
The 6,700 km fibre optic backbone will connect the entire country, but the first two phases will cover San Pedro, Tabou et Man, Odienne, Korhogo and Ferkessedougo, and another will connect Abidjan, Bondoukou and Bouna.
Last month, Bruno Nabagné Kone, Minister of Post and ICT of Côte d'Ivoire, signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Huawei in China on the fibre optic network and on the E-Côte d'Ivoire programme.
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