Telecom

Subsea cable EllaLink becomes operational in Cabo Verde

Monday, 13 June 2022 18:21
Subsea cable EllaLink becomes operational in Cabo Verde

(Ecofin Agency) - Demand for broadband connectivity is rising in Africa since 2020. The demand is driven by the accelerated digital transformation prompted by the Covid-19 pandemic. As the trend is expected to continue, Cabo Verde is investing to build its internet capacity. 

EllaLink, the subsea cable connecting Europe to Latin America, became operational in Cabo Verde last June 6. The new infrastructure is a state-of-the-art subsea cable, consisting of four fiber pairs that can provide up to 30 Tb/s of capacity, high bandwidth, and low latency. 

It will strengthen Internet connectivity in the country, all thanks to the financial and technical support of the government and the European Investment Bank (EIB). The infrastructure is managed by the incumbent operator Cabo Verde Telecom, which built the landing station in the Achada Grande Frente industrial zone, in Praia. 

The project to connect Cabo Verde to EllaLink started in 2018 when Cabo Verde Telecom and EllaLink announced an agreement to “deliver connectivity from Europe and Latin America to Cabo Verde.”In 2019, the country secured US$25 million from the EIB out of the US$60 million project cost. On February 18, 2021, the cable landed in Cabo Verde.

According to João Domingos Correia (photo, right), chairman of the board of Cabo Verde Telecom, with the growing connectivity demand resulting from the ongoing digital transformation and the change in clients’ usage, it was vital to increase the country’s connectivity capacity. 

That demand can now be met with EllaLink, which provides the country with reliable, efficient, and secure connectivity. In addition, the new broadband infrastructure will allow the country to increase the quality of its services and also attract West African clients. "The truth is that the launching of this new EllaLink submarine cable is a major leap forward to stimulate the Cabo Verde region’s digital economy and international attractiveness," EllaLink explained in a June 9 release. 

Isaac K. Kassouwi





 
Finance


 
Public Management


Ecofin Agency covers the news from 9 business sectors in Africa: Public management, Finance, ICT, Agribusiness, Electricity, Mining, Oil and Gas, Comms and Laws. Ecofin Agency is also creating and management specialized medias, in paper and on the web/social networks, for institutions or African publishers.

AGENCE ECOFIN

Mediamania Sarl
Rue du Léman, 6
1201 Genève
Tél: +41 22 301 96 11

REDACTION
redaction@agenceecofin.com

Public management
Aaron AKINOCHO
Borgia KOBRI
Moutiou ADJIBI

Finance
Idriss LINGE
Walid KEFI
Chamberline MOKO

Agribusiness
Espoir OLODO

Electricity
Gwladys JOHNSON

Oil and Gas
Olivier DE SOUZA

Mining
Louis-Nino KANSOUN

ITC 
Muriel EDJO

Comms
Servan AHOUGNON

Cameroon
Brice R. MBODIAM
Sylvain ANDZONGO
Monique MAY
Julienne Rose SENDE

Togo
Fiacre E. KAKPO
Waliyullah TAJUDEEN
Séna AKODA

Niger
Sandrine GAINGNE

Gabon
Stephane BILLE
Pierre-Celestin ATANGANA

Desk
Stéphane ALIDJINOU
Souha TOURE
Vahid CODJIA
Diane ZODEHOUGAN
Hikmatu BILALI

Translation
Schadrac AKINOCHO
Mouka MEZONLIN
Firmine AÏZAN



Digital
Omar SOKHNA
Mamadou DIOP
Bacary MANE
Abdel Razak MOULIOM

Digital Marketing
Jérémie FLAUX
Geraud ACHI
Jean Christian BERNARD
Franck FOUTE

Web publishing
Bakoly RAHARISOA
Rina RAMANANDRAISOA
Hasina RAJEMISON

Development
Dominique FLAUX

 


 
REGIE COMMERCIALE
AGENCE ECOFIN
Rue du Léman, 6
1201 Genève
Tél: +41 22 301 96 11
Fax: +41 22 301 96 10

Benjamin FLAUX
bf@agenceecofin.com 
Tél: +41 22 301 96 11 
Mob: +41 78 699 13 72

Voir page 
Nos services
 

 










 



Ecofin Agency is a news agency for economic and sectorial information. It was created in 2010 and it website was launched in June 2011.

Please publish modules in offcanvas position.