(Ecofin Agency) - Equatorial Guinea is preparing to connect to a new submarine optical cable to increase its data capacity. The company invested in Ultramar GE which will connect the cable directly in Sao Tomé and Principe. Built by Alcatel Submarine Networks (ASN) and being deployed in collaboration with the national telecommunication infrastructures management company (GITGE), the 263 km long cable is being installed by the ship baptized Ile de Sein.
According to Oscar Ondo Ngomo Nchama (photo), managing director of GITGE, this new cable shows the country’s efforts for "the development of connectivity and the increasing adoption of modern technologies in Equatorial Guinea. The completion of this apparatus, an example of regional cooperation in terms of development, will offer advantages in terms of increased bitrate and bandwidth, which will contribute to the digital inclusion of the island of Annobon”.
Let’s note that this will be the fourth submarine cable Equatorial guinea will be connected to. It is already receiving quality data capacity from ACE, Ceiba-1 and Ceiba-2 cables.