A new data centre set to connect Central Africa will be constructed in The Republic of Congo.
The Congolese government signed the $30m agreement with IT firm Sterling and Wilson. The deal is part of the Central Africa Backbone (CAB4) initiative, and will see a data centre constructed in the coastal city of Pointe-Noire.
CAB4 is aimed at boosting internet coverage and connectivity in the Economic Community of Central African States. The project will provide a terrestrial fibre network running between Cameroon, the Central African Republic, Chad, Gabon, the Republic of Congo, São Tomé and Príncipe, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
The project counts the Export-Import Bank of India among its investors, and is being financed by a loan of at least $280 million from the World Bank.