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Inaugural ceremony of the second line of the Kinshasa-Moanda optical fibre

Kinshasa, March 18th, 2023 (CPA). – A second line of the Kinshasa-Moanda optical fibre, in Democratic Republic of Congo was inaugurated on Thursday by the Minister in charge of Posts, Telecommunications and New Information and Communication Technologies, Augustin Kibassa Maliba, the CPA learnt on Friday from that Ministry.

« This Thursday, March 16th, 2023 is marked by the cutting of the symbolic ribbon for the inauguration of the new Kinshasa-Moanda fibre optic line long of 690 kilometres. This network runs along the road from Matadi to Moanda, » said Daniel Vanderstraete, GBS director and representative of the partners of the company Fibre Access Service Technology, FASTE CONGO, which is a company under Congolese law born of the consortium formed by Global Broad Band Solution.

According to him, this ceremony is the result of a public-private partnership. For Daniel Vandertraete, FASTE CONGO, which has been in existence for 20 years in DRC, today marked a major step in the implementation of a new type of public-private partnership contract between FAST CONGO and the S Congolese Optical Fibre Company, (SOCOF). This contract, he said, aims to operate and maintain the CAB 5 fibre optic network, signed on March 14th, 2022.

Daniel Vandertraete, speaking on behalf of Fast Congo’s shareholders, overcame the fact that the public-private partnership signed with SOCOF also provides for the development of new fibre optic links throughout the country.

« We are already working on their implementation, in order to contribute effectively to the strategic plan for digital development advocated by President Félix Antoine Tshisekedi, » he concluded. CPA/

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