SITCOM, CAMTEL sign interconnect agreement

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SITCOM, CAMTEL sign interconnect agreement

New Chadian entitySociete d’Infrastructures des Communications Electroniques du Tchad (SITCOM SA) has signed a fibre interconnection agreement with Cameroon’s CAMTEL, which will give Chad its first direct fibre connection to the rest of the world.

The agreement will see SITCOM  and Camtel providing backup services to one another on their fiber routes from North to South in order to improve the network availability and up time by both service providers.

CAMTEL is the national operator in Cameroon with fiber access through an extensive domestic network and international connections via submarine fiber.

David Nkoto, DG of Camtel, said: “Camtel assisted Chad in inaugurating the Chadian National Fiber Network in March 2012 and we are now happy to work with SITCOM as a partner to extend the Fiber Services to customers and end users”.

SITCOM is a private-public company formed in June 2012 for the exploitation and operation of the Chadian national fiber network.

Under its charter, SITCOM is allowed to provide fiber service to telecom operators, Internet Service Providers, and public or private institutions which have demand for Internet connection with leased capacity of 2 Mbps or higher.

Ataoula Haq, the DG of SITCOM said:“Our agreement with Camtel has paved the way for fibre services and high speed Internet connectivity in Chad and commercializing the much awaited broadband access that many have been waiting for”.

Since its formation, SITCOM has signed agreements  with multiple customers and is currently providing service to three Internet Service Providers licensed by OTRT. Consumers and residential customers may receive high speed access to fibre through any of the Internet Service Providers currently served by SITCOM. 



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