Provincial capitals of Angola linked by fibre optic cable in 2011

17 November 2010

Luanda, Angola, 17 Nov – The first phase of installation of Angola’s national fibre optic network is due to be concluded in 2011, with the linking of the capitals of the country’s 18 provinces, the Angolan Minister for telecommunications and Information Technology said Tuesday in Luanda.

Speaking to Angolan news agency Angop, José Carvalho da Rocha said that more than 6,000 kilometres of fibre optic cable had been installed, representing 60 percent of the project.

The minister said that the 6,000 kilometres that had already been laid were a considerable achievement as this was a modern and complex project for a large country such as Angola.

“Laying cable to link all the provincial capitals is not an easy thing, but challenges are made to be overcome,” he noted.

Asked about the provinces that had already been linked to the network, the minister said that work was currently underway in the east of the country and that he expected the network to be concluded in 2011. (macauhub)