(Ecofin Agency) - The Chadian Ministry of Posts, New Information and Communication Technologies, and the Ministry of Economy and Development Planning will officially launch the national project to modernize infrastructure and electronic communications on 7 July 2020 in N'Djamena.
The initiative, which aims to improve access to ICT services and speed up the country’s digital migration, has three main components. The first concerns the construction of a National Data Center, a three-story building to be built on 2,000 m2, to facilitate the storage and processing of the State's digital data.
The second component is the construction of an optical fiber network throughout the country. The network will be deployed over 1,200 km along the Doba-Koumra-Sarh-Kyabé-Amtiman-Abéché-Amzoer-Guéréda-Iriba axis. 50 km of optical fiber will connect the city of N'Djamena via a GPON access network (access technology allowing a reasonable cost of deployment for consumer operators thanks to the sharing of the same telecoms infrastructure).
Finally, the third component provides for the modernization of the network of the telecom group Sotel Chad through the construction of 200 2G/3G/4G telecom sites, a core network, and the extension of capacity in terms of the number of subscribers (from 300,000 to 1,000,000).