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

30.05.2018

Management of Equatorial Guinea Telecommunications Infrastructures ((GITGE) is officially launching Equatorial Guineas 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 Angüe, 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 countrys total capacity, thereby increasing Internet speeds and reducing the cost for residents. It is also the countrys 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. GITGEs 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.


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