Sierra Leone And China Sign $15 Million Fibre Optic Deal

Sierra Leone and China have signed a $15 million loan agreement for the installation of a fibre optic cable in a bid to boost Internet capabilities, the West African country’s national radio reported on Tuesday. According to AFP, the 17,000-kilometre-long (10,540-mile) submarine cable runs from Cape Town along the west coast of Africa, through Portugal and to France, connecting 21 countries, including 18 African countries.┬áThe cable was laid in Sierra Leone with the assistance of a $31 million load from the World Bank, and is expected to reduce the West African nation’s dependence on expensive satellite bandwidth for internet connections.

Source: AFP

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