Finally Cameroon and Nigeria will soon be connected by a fiber optic submarine cable through the Nigeria-Cameroon submarine cable system (NCSCS) due to link up the city of Kribi and Lagos.
According to Jean Pierre Biyiti bi Essam, Cameroon’s minister of Posts and Telecommunications, the establishment of such an infrastructure is in line with the policy of the Cameroonian government to provide its citizens with quality services at affordable prices.
The 1,100 km-long cable will be completed by the end of the year and will have a capacity of 12.8 Tbps broadband between the two countries.
Built by the Chinese company Huawei Marine, the NCSCS is part of the strategic plan for the implementation of the national broadband network which was launched by Cameroon in 2011.
If completed, the project will significantly improve the development of e-government, e-commerce, e-education, e-health among others in the country.