Nigeria to get ACE connection later this year

19 Sep 2013

Dolphin Telecom, an investor in the Africa Coast to Europe (ACE) undersea cable project, says the consortium plans to land the cable in Nigeria in the fourth quarter of this year. According to a report from AllAfrica, Dolphin Telecom has invested USD70 million in the system and, along with Dubai-based partner Expresso Telecom Group, is the second largest investor in ACE behind Orange Group of France. The telco has full landing rights for Nigeria, Ghana, Gambia and Senegal, plus joint rights in Mauritania and Guinea. The USD700 million ACE cable will reach 21 countries between France and South Africa; the first 13 markets went live in December 2012.

Nigeria, Expresso Telecom Group, Orange Group