President launches CAR’s national fibre-optic network
6 April 2018
President Faustin Archange Touadera has officially launched the construction of the Central African Republic’s (CAR) national fibre-optic network, writes Agence Ecofin. The project, worth XAF21.8 billion (USD40.9 million), is part of the wider Central African Backbone (CAB) scheme and is being jointly-financed by the African Development Bank and the EU.
The deployment of optical fibre across the CAR will take place between 2018 and 2021, with infrastructure being laid along major roads to deliver 1,000km of fibre-optic cable that will allow the CAR to interconnect with neighbouring Cameroon and the Republic of the Congo.