Fiber optics

The Government of Togo has revealed plans to connect over 500 of its public buildings to fibre optics in a contract awarded to Huawei, according to a report.

Huawei, a Chinese multinational networking and telco equipment and service company will lay 200 km of cable to hospitals, universities, airports, and ministries in Togo. This move is expected to boost the country’s transmission system, social and economical development.

Shi Weilang, Huawei West Africa vice president stated that, “Togo is only connected to one undersea cable while Benin is linked to two, Ghana to six and Nigeria to ten. It was necessary for Togo to increase its offer to gain speed and capacity.”

The project was financed by the Exim Bank of China.

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