Bidders for the national call for tenders by the Ministry of Postal Services and Telecommunications for the construction of fibre optic rings in the Cameroonian cities of Limbé (South-West), Maroua (Extreme-North) and Buéa (South-West), had until October 8, 2014 to submit their bids.
Financed by the Telecommunications Special Fund which is receives contributions from various entities in Cameroon, the construction of these optic rings will start before year’s end., according to the Ministry of Postal Services and Telecommunications.
According to our sources, the construction will connect the country’s fibre optic network by 49.4 km to Maroua, by 35.2 km to Limbé and 29.1 to Buéa which is around 104 km of additional fibre optic wiring. Cameroon currently has 6,000 km of fibre optic cables and plans to extend this infrastructure to 10-20,000 km in the long term.