Togo - super high speed available from June


Sam Bikassam, CEO of Togo Telecom has given details of the arrival, as expected by users, of high speed bandwidth delivered by the new WACS cable. It will be for the month of June, said Bikassam. The fiber optic cable that will provide unparalleled data rates will be commissioned in South Africa on May 10.

The cable WACS (West Africa Cable System) is a consortium of several African operators including Togo Telecom, Angola Telecom, Broadband Ifraco, Cable & Wireless, MTN, Portugal Telecom, Sotelco, Tata Communications, Telecom Namibia, Telkom and Vodacom. It connects

South Africa to Britain with connection points in Togo, Namibia, DRC, Congo, Cameroon, Nigeria, Ghana and Cote d'Ivoire. This is the first direct link of this kind. Cost of investment: 600 million, including $ 27 million for the only operator in Togo.

14,000 km along the WACS must route communications standard and high-speed Internet (3.8 terabits / s) at costs far lower than they are today. This will also pave the way for new technologies such as triple play (telephone, television, internet), Togo Telecom which plans to create very quickly.

On the business offer, the details will be provided in the coming weeks, but the rates should be particularly attractive. "The connection to the WACS will give us the enormous advantage of not being dependent on foreign operators and the inherent risks," says Sam Bikassam.