TDM increases fibre coverage in Mozambique


The residents of the city of Nampula, in Mozambique’s Nampula province, and the city of Pemba, in Cabo Delgado province, now have access to a fibre optic cable link between the cities, according to Mozambican newspaper Notícias.

The Nampula-Pemba link is part of the project for construction of the “Backbone” of the National Transmission Network, which is one of the biggest and most important projects in the Mozambican telecommunications sector.

The cable stretches across 422 kilometres, providing modern telecommunications services to the towns and villages along its route, including Namialo, Nacaroa, Namapa, Chiure and Metoro.

The aim of this mega-project, according to Telecomunicações de Moçambique (TDM), is to interlink all the country’s provincial capital, via fibre optic cables, with a view to the country’s integration in the information and communication society.

According to Mozambican news agency AIM, the arrival of the fibre optic cable in Pemba is the penultimate stage of the final aim, as during this year TDM plans to conclude the fibre optic cable extension in Lichinga, Niassa province, work on which is in its final stages.