In brief

26 May 2017

Mergers, Acquisitions and Financial Results

Orange Burkina Faso has begun the deployment of a 580km fibre link stretching from the capital Ouagadougou to the border of Cote d’Ivoire via Bobo-Dioulasso, following the inauguration of two fibre networks last week. The company said that it has deployed a 139km metropolitan fibre-optic network in Ouagadougou, with four resilient loops serving all twelve districts of the city. In addition, Orange has completed the rollout of the 197km Ouagadougou-Dakola fibre-optic network, which serves eight large localities en-route and provides international voice and internet traffic via Ghana. Once the Ouagadougou-Bobo-Dioulasso network is completed, Orange will operate 916km of fibre in Burkina Faso, for a total investment of USD17 million.