Equatorial Guinea Leads Central Africa Fibre Optic Expansion with Ceiba-2 Cable Launch

On 4th June the inauguration of Ceiba-2 fibre optic cable, connecting Equatorial Guinea’s continental and island regions and Cameroon, will take place. The President of Equatorial Guinea, H.E. Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, will attend and launch the new connection. Cable is vital for ensuring stable and competitive Internet access across the country, according to Equatoguinean leaders from the region.

Management of Equatorial Guinea Telecommunications Infrastructures ((GITGE) is officially launching Equatorial Guinea’s new Ceiba-2 fibre optic cable project, at a private event on June 4 in Malabo.

Key figures at the launch of the state-of-the-art fibre optic cable will include the President of Equatorial Guinea, H.E. Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, the Minister of Telecommunications of Equatorial Guinea, Eucario Bacale Angue, and the Director General of GITGE, Oscar Ondo Ngomo.

The Ceiba-2 fibre optic cable, which connects from Malabo to Kribi, Cameroon, and Bata, Equatorial Guinea is invaluable in the connection of Equatorial Guinea to the fibre optic cable connecting the east coast of Africa to Europe, in the event of maintenance or repair on the existing Ceiba-1 cable. The Ceiba-2 cable, which complements the Ceiba-1 cable running from Bata to Malabo, also increases the country’s total capacity, thereby increasing Internet speeds and reducing the cost for residents. It is also the country’s first international fibre optic connection, marking a significant milestone for GITGE and for the nation.

Construction on the Ceiba-2 cable began in October 2016, and it was completed in March 2017. GITGE’s fibre optic infrastructure network includes 400 km of submarine cable and a technical capacity of 40 Gbps. Capacity can be increased to 100 Gbps to meet demand in the future.

Source: Official Web Page of the Government of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea

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