The second phase of a fibre optic project in the Republic of Congo has commenced, connecting the nation to its neighbouring country, Cameroon.
Construction for the project began the the Republic of Congo’s capital city, Brazzaville.
The Central Africa Fibre Optic Project has received funding from the African Development Bank, who has supplied 78% of the CFA43bn (US$75.4mn) budget.
The remaining 21.8% of the project’s finance will be provided by Congolese government.
The project is anticipated to reach completion in four years’ time. During this time a national data centre and other infrastructures will be developed.