Thursday, July 12, 2018

Equatorial Guinea Expands Telecommunications Access

The Republic of Equatorial Guinea, through its Prime Minister of the Government, Charged with Administrative Coordination, Francisco Pascual Obama Asue, expanded the country’s telecommunications access at the meeting of the Digital Terrestrial Television Transition Committee.

Equatorial Guinea is poised to expand access through the migration project from national analogue to digital television.

The President of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea, HE Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, recently celebrated the launch of the Ceiba-2 fiber optic cable as it further expanded telecommunications connectivity in Africa in line with Equatorial Guinea’s Horizon 2020 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The Ceiba-2 cable, which was fully financed by Government in partnership with Huawei, connects Malabo to Kribi, Cameroon and Bata, Equatorial Guinea, in addition to connecting Central Africa to Europe.

The Management of Public Telecommunications Infrastructure (GIGTE) offers fiber optic connectivity and Internet services for the education, economic, and social development of Equatorial Guinea in line with the country’s Horizon 2020 goals.

The improvement of connectivity increases job opportunities for Equatorial Guineans, business sales, education and training for students and professionals, and communication within Equatorial Guinea and with the rest of the world.

The fiber optic underwater and land cable connects Equatorial Guinea’s mainland and island of Bioko to high-speed international Internet services.

The advent of the new telecommunications services increases connectivity, speed, and capacity, all with a lower cost, for the Equatorial Guineans.