Orange to launch new terrestrial fibre optic network in West Africa

6977276307 92b7ab1729 cTelecom company Orange has announced that it will launch a new international backbone network in West Africa

This infrastructure will be built around a terrestrial fibre optic network coupled with submarine cables and will benefit from centralised supervision.

Announcing the launch at this year’s AfricaCom event in Cape Town, Orange said the multi-regional West African network will connect to the rest of the world through various submarine cables and will link up all the main capital cities in the region: Dakar, Bamako, Abidjan, Accra, and Lagos.

Orange will offer international stakeholders access to its extensive solutions portfolio: hosting, OP transit, mobile data services (IPX), voice services, security, content delivery networks.

Alioune Ndiaye, CEO of Orange Middle East and Africa, said, “For Orange, this West African backbone network represents a major investment that will secure availability of international connectivity and will enable us to meet the demand for increased bandwidth necessary for the continued digital development of regions within the zone.”

image003 1Jérôme Barré, CEO of Orange Wholesale and International Networks, commented, “Through this project, Orange is clearly demonstrating its leadership and expertise in the design, deployment and operation of international network infrastructure. We are delighted to be able to offer our West African customers’ reliable, secure and high-quality international connectivity that connects them to the rest of the world.”

The commercial launch of the West African backbone is planned for the second quarter of 2020.

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