This extension of the network is also a step forward for connectivity at sub-regional level since “this network will also have to interconnect with those of the countries of the Economic and Monetary Community of Central Africa (CEMAC), including Chad, Gabon, Equatorial Guinea, CAR and even Nigeria, “said Minister of Posts and Telecommunications Minette Libom Li Likeng.
This is a significant development, welcomed at MINPOSTEL, especially since in 2013, Cameroon had only 6,000 km of fiber optics.
Through the extension of optical fiber, “Cameroon aims to position itself as the sub-regional hub for telecommunications,” it is said in this ministerial department.
Optical fiber is currently the best way to transport communications in terms of quality, capacity, operating costs and service life.
It is far superior to other communications transport media such as satellite and radio.
For public authorities, the development of this means of communication is the catalyst for the digital divide in the country.