Cameroon and Nigeria will henceforth be connected by a submarine cable with a capacity of 40GB stationed in Limbe in the South West region and a powerful ACE center in Kribi in the South region. The Fiber Optic that will reportedly connect the two capital cities, Yaounde and Abuja will cost 35 million US dollars with 18 million already given as donation by the Peoples Republic of China through Exim Bank. Cameroon Concord was reliably informed at the time of writing this report that the remaining 17 million dollars is expected to come from the Cameroon government through the Special Fund for Telecommunications.
The objective of the new project is to provide Cameroonians with qualitative and quantitative telecommunication services while improving the international transmission capacity of all electronic communication operators in Cameroon and curb the saturation landing point referred to as Sat-3 in Douala. The cable will also improve connectivity between Cameroon and the entire African region and even Europe where the main major Internet nodes are located.