Telecoms – In brief


A total of 362km of fibre-optic cable has already been installed – out of the 504km planned – to connect the Republic of Congo with Gabon, under the World Bank-funded Central Africa Backbone Project (CAB), Le Nouveau Gabon reports. The work, which is being carried out by Huawei Technologies and its sub-contractors, started on 18 June 2015 at Pointe-Noire and will be completed between March and April 2016. The CFA12.1 billion (USD20.2 million) link will traverse a number of localities including Pointe-Noire, Bilinga, Dolisie, Mont Mbelo, Makabana, Mossendjo and finally Mbinda, where it will interconnect with the optical fibre link from Gabon.