Africa increases the projects to develop and strengthen the optic-fibre networks, financed by the international players of the telecommunications sector. The objective is to give impetus to the African connectivity to accelerate the economic growth. It is a review of the main international articles on the subject.
Optical fibre and economic growth
Is the optical fibre the key to the economic growth in Africa? Mrs Gabriella Mulligan asked herself, in an article published by BBC News. She wondered about the connections between the development and the access to the fast network, by examining all the possible, economic as well as social, positive effects.
Alcatel Lucent for the optical fibres in Ghana
Communications Africa has devoted an article to the end of the project to strengthen the Ghanaian optic-fibre network carried out by Alcatel Lucent together with the Ghana’s National Information Technology Agency. 775 new kilometres of facilities will bring numerous benefits to population and economy.
Liquid Telecom expands its network in Kenya
Liquid Telecom aims to expand its optic-fibre network in 40 of the 47 Kenyan countries with an over 400 thousand dollar investment. The objective is to open new business opportunities. All the details are in an article by Communications Africa.
Four new “landing points” for Nigeria
The web site “IT web Africa” spreads the news about the Nigerian Government’s approval of the project to build four new landing points to connect the fibre-optic submarine network. The hubs will be placed in as many cost places.
Congo’s optical fibres are at risk
The original idea was to create an optical-fibre “backbone” to allow the Democratic Republic of Congo to improve significantly in terms of diffusion and speed of the network. The first part of the project was completed, the second one is in progress. But an article of the portal World Bullettin has revealed that some members of the Congolese Parliament declared serious irregularities in the use of the public funding for the project.