Memorandum of understanding for optical fibre cable between Equatorial Guinea and Latin-America

A GITGE delegation, led by its Deputy Director General, A�scar Ondo Ngomo, travelled to Cameroon to sign a Memorandum of Understanding with the Chinese Telecommunications operator Unicom, and the Telecommunications operator from Cameroon, CAMTEL.

In order to comply with the guidelines from the President of the republic and President Founder of the PDGE, H. E. Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, for the purposes of boosting south-south cooperation in the subregion in the trade sector, on 28th September a delegation from the body charged with managing telecommunications infrastructures in Equatorial Guinea, GITGE, led by its Deputy Director General, A�scar Ondo Ngomo, travelled to Cameroon to sign a Memorandum of Understanding between the Chinese Telecommunications operator Unicom, the telecommunications operator from Cameroon, CAMTEL, and GITGE, for the entrance in the SAIL underwater cable consortium, which will connect Kribi and Bata with the Brazilian city of Fortaleza.

SAIL will be the first underwater cable to connect Central Africa and Latin-America, via an optical fibre cable of almost 6000 km, containing four pairs of optical cables, and with a capacity for 32 Terabits.

The Memorandum of Understanding aims for the underwater cable to reach land in Bata, so that there is a direct connection between Equatorial Guinea and the American continent, without going through Europe.

This connection will allow complete fluidity in international communications with Equatorial Guinea, so that there will be no cuts to the service. The project is within the framework of a set of joint projects between Equatorial Guinea and Cameroon, with the imminent roll-out of the Ceiba-2 cable, connecting Kribi and Bata, and the convention on telecommunications issues that is being negotiated by Telecommunications ministers from the two countries.

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

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