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B/Faso: Denmark injects CFA19b to develop fiber optic network

Burkina Faso has begun construction of the metropolitan fiber optic networks (G-Cloud) in the regions’ capital cities, through a CFA19 billion funding from Denmark, APA learned from the ministry in charge of the Development of the Digital Economy and Postal Services.This initiative is part of the G-Cloud Project, which has a total cost of 36 billion CFA francs and aims to equip Burkina Faso with adequate digital technology and stimulate economic growth.
“The G-Cloud Project is an important project for the government, that will significantly improve the IT service offering and enable the administration and the private sector to focus more on their core business,” according to Hadja Fatimata Ouattara/Sanon, Minister for the Development of the Digital Economy and Postal Services.
The implementation of the project entrusted to the company Nokia, provides for the installation of approximately 420 km of metropolitan optical fiber in the 13 regional capitals, and will allow the interconnection to the National Computer Network Administration (RESINA) of the main websites of the administration.
It will also promote the deployment of approximately 650 km of fiber cable for the long-distance network for the interconnection of certain cities.

Published on 28.04.2020

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