News Update - Telecoms and ICT in Africa - Issue No 1040 on 6 November 2020

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Benin’s Isocel Telecom gets funding for wider roll-out of FTTH service and Etisalat to build West African cable landing in Cotonou

6 November 2020

Long-standing Beninois ISP Isocel Telecom has obtained funding to roll-out its FTTH service to the Greater Cotonou area. Russell Southwood talks to Isocel Telecom’s CEO Robert Aouad. In its first phase of its FTTH roll-out, Isocel planned to reach between 500-1,000 premises and it has almost passed 800. There are currently 500 customers using the service. It has laid 90 kilometres of fibre in Cotonou’s commercial district and a number of high-end residential areas. The numbers may sound modest but they are the foundation for phase 2 of its roll-out. The company’s goal is to acquire at least 10,000 subscribers…