Chad breaks reliance on satellite with Cameroon interconnection

28 Aug 2012

US-Chadian infrastructure provider Societe d’Infrastructures des Communications Electroniques du Tchad (Sitcom) has announced that it has signed an interconnection agreement with Cameroon’s national operator CamTel, linking up the duo’s respective fibre-optic networks. The agreement will allow Chad to connect to the rest of the world via fibre, cutting its current dependence on satellite links. Sitcom also announced that the two telcos would provide backup services to one another over their fibre routes from North to South in order to improve network availability.

Cameroon, Chad, CamTel, Groupe Sotel Tchad (Sotel)