Angola to Expand International Connections

Telecoms

Angola might expand the national submarine cable network in optical fibre to neighbouring countries, under the contract for the implementation of the Multi-Services Network - Phase II and of the Project of International Connections, recently approved by the government.

The contract was signed between Angola Telecom and H.O.M.T. Ldt., a company of Cyprus.

An official source of ANGOP states that the project will enable a fibre connection between the Angolan city of Namibe, one of the submarine mooring centres of the Adones Cable, and its Namibian counterpart of Swakopmund.

The system shall consist of two branching units that can be later installed in two more regions of Namibia, namely Cape Fria and Terrance Bay.

A land connection in optical fibre shall be carried out from the Angolan region of Tomboco (Zaire province) to Matadi (Democratic Republic of Congo), and another between the districts of Quibala-Sumbe and Porto-Amboim (Kwanza Sul province), which is one of the mooring centres of the Adones Cable.

Nzeto and Tomboco districts (Zaire) shall also be interlinked by the "backbone", according to the project approved by the Government.

Angola Press Agency