No laughing matter as deadlock between Chad and Cameroon’s SIT-COM continues

22 Aug 2012

According to Agence Ecofin reports, the government of Cameroon has demanded XAF1 billion (USD1.9 million) from neighbouring Chad in order to connect the landlocked nation to the pan-regional Central African Backbone (CAB) network, which links Yaounde to two other capital cities, N’djamena (Chad), and Bangui (Central African Republic), and to submarine cables landing at Douala, Cameroon. The fibre link, which was inaugurated in March this year, will provide capacity to Chad-based telcos via the Cameroonian government’s Societe des Infrastructures de Transmission des Communications Electroniques (SIT-COM) network arm. At the launch ceremony in March, the head of the Office Tchadien de Regulation des Telecommunications (OTRT), Idriss Saleh Bachar, commented: ‘The results of testing equipment and cables were realised with satisfaction and the network is now ready for use internationally’. Negotiations are believed to be ongoing, and a deal is tentatively expected to be reached before the end of the year.

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