Construction work of the fiber optic network designed to connect Sudan, Chad and Cameroon
Three African operators are planning to upgrade a terrestrial fiber optic link connecting from Port Sudan on the Red Sea in Sudan to Kribi on the Atlantic Ocean in Cameroon via Chad.
The cable, about 3,500 kilometers long, will be called WE-Africa-NA, which stands for West to East Africa Network Access, and will meet the demand for high-speed data connectivity.
It will first be formed from separate cables already existing in Cameroon, Chad and Sudan, with a capacity of 100 Gbps, and later upgraded.
The continuous WE-Africa-NA network will accelerate the penetration of broadband services across the continent, while maximizing the monetization of the region's network infrastructure assets in line with the ambition to make Cameroon one of Africa's digital centers.