Cameroon to extend fibre network

Government aiming to increase the backbone to 10,000km
Cameroon secures loan from China to extend fibre n

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CamTel, Cameroon’s state-owned incumbent telecoms operator, has announced plans to extend its fibre-optic network in the country.

The new cable brought the total length of Cameroon’s fibre infrastructure to 6,000km, and the government is aiming to increase the backbone to 10,000km.

The project will be jointly financed by CamTel and a $81.4 million loan from China’s EXIM Bank, according to the Cameroon Tribune.

CamTel’s national fibre-optic backbone was officially launched in May 2013 and it currently stretches 3,200km and connects all ten regions and around 100 district and department capitals. 

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