African fiber optic Backbone Trans-Saharan (BTS)

Details of the organization
Algerie Telecom
Business sector entities

Information about the project
African fiber optic Backbone Trans-Saharan (BTS)
African FO-BTS
Our project is closely linked to the African highways project to serve the continent. The most interesting thing is that we exploit the civil works involved to get the fiber and we will build two highways; one for the exchange of goods and the other for information exchange. The scope was restricted to trans Saharan section and connects six (06) countries witch are: Algeria, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Chad, Tunisia. The African fiber optic Backbone Trans-Saharan has been attached to the Trans-Saharan Highway project comprises transcontinental road projects in Africa being developed by the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), the African Development Bank (ADB), and the African Union in conjunction with regional international communities to connect all population concentrations, on its path through roads to other parts of the country and logically to the outside world by means of: telephony, digital television and data network including internet. The new Trans-Saharan fiber optic backbone will connect the localities together and multiply the international passages through the backbone: - from Tchad to the exit of the "Red Sea" in Sudan; - Tchad to the exit of the Atlantic Ocean of Cameroon; - from Niger to the Benin exit (Cotonou) on the Atlantic Ocean, - from Niger to underwater exits linking Burkina Faso (Côte d'Ivoire, Ghana, Togo, Senegal (via Mali); - from Niger towards the exit of the Mediterranean via Algeria; - from Niger to the Nigerian exit (Lagos) on the Atlantic Ocean;
Regional implementation
  • Africa
Algeria, Chad (Republic of), Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Tunisia
Ongoing from Jun 2015 to Dec 2019

WSIS information
* International and regional cooperation
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