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CanalBox boosts internet quality in the DRC with Fast Congo partnership

Tuesday, 28 November 2023 04:40
CanalBox boosts internet quality in the DRC with Fast Congo partnership

(Ecofin Agency) - CanalBox initiated its services in the Democratic Republic of Congo in December 2021, currently serving Kinshasa and Goma.

Fiber optic internet service provider CanalBox signed a partnership on November 23 with Fast Congo, the entity responsible for operating the Kinshasa-Muanda fiber optic line in DR Congo.

The deal will enable CanalBox to enhance its service quality in the country by leveraging the capabilities of this infrastructure. François Xavier Kabemba, CEO of Fast Congo, assures CanalBox of substantial international capacities at highly reduced prices. "This allows them to offer very competitive prices and very high internet capacity to their end users," he said.

The initiative is expected to enable CanalBox to enhance the quality and coverage of its services, reaching thousands of additional users. It will strengthen the company's competitiveness in the Congolese internet market, where telecom operators MTN and Airtel currently dominate. Launched in December 2021, CanalBox is currently operational in Kinshasa and Goma.

According to statistics from the DataReportal data platform, the DRC had 23.04 million subscribers to internet services (fixed and mobile) at the beginning of 2023, with a penetration rate of 22.9%.



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