Telecommunications link between Togo and Benin

19/09/2007
Telecommunications link between Togo and Benin

Togo and Benin can now boast of a telecommunications link between following the launch of a fibre optic cable linking the two countries. The ceremony was attended by the two country's heads of states who later paid a short visit to the signal centres. Togo will now be connected to the outside world via a fibre optic cable that will deliver voice, data, and video through a cable that is 165 km long that cuts through the city of Cotonou.

The cable is expected to deliver up to 500 million minutes of voice data per month and will allow GSM operators and other ICT institutions to benefit from a better quality of communication services.The project was put together by Togo Telecom and the work lasted for 18 months costing 16 billion CFA (approximately 33.840.00 dollars) in total.

Togo began the process of digitalizing the country's telecommunications services as far back as 1992 and in 2003 started installing more than 750 km of optic fiber that offer more than 30.420 simultaneous communication services to Togolese homes.

The system of underwater cable being provided by SAT3 connects Europe, Africa and Asia with a total capacity of 120 Giga bits/second.

Photo : Pétchétibadi Bikassam, Director General, Togo Telecom

© Highway Africa News Agency

 

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