NIGER’S SONITEL OPENS FIBRE RING AND WILL CONNECT TO SAT3

Telecoms

The first section of a high speed fibre-optic network has been opened in the Nigerien capital Niamey, as part of incumbent telco Sonitel’s project to update its network. Ultimately the infrastructure, provided by German vendor Siemens, will provide links from Niger to neighbouring Burkina Faso and Benin and further, to the SAT3/WASC/SAFE undersea cable network which links western Africa to Europe, South Africa and the Far East.