Internet Gabon Telecom, Congo rail co sign VSAT deal

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Internet Gabon Telecom (Telecom IG) and the Railway Company Congo-Ocean (Chemin de Fer Congo Ocean or CFCO) have signed an agreement on the supply of telecommunications services and the maintenance of a private VSAT Network, reports local news agency Pana.

The two companies signed a two-year contract valued at CFA 1.5 billion (about USD 3 million) which will equip 29 CFCO stations with modern telecommunications equipment.

It will be the first VSAT operator in the Economic Community of Central African States (CEMAC) with more than 500 installed sites. The contract will enable the better use of trains and enforce discipline by drivers throughout the rail network.