Gambia to join ACE cable

9 Dec 2008

Gambia’s Department of State for Communication, Information and Information Technology (DOSCIIT) has revealed in a press release that the country’s incumbent telco Gamtel has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Africa Cable to Europe (ACE) consortium for the acquisition of a submarine cable landing point in Gambia. The project is expected to be completed by 2011, providing a direct link to global international undersea fibre-optic systems, and thereby significantly reducing the cost of bandwidth and improving the quality and affordability of international telephony and related services.