Algeria launches Mauritania cable connection

Algeria launches Mauritania cable connection

Algeria has completed a cross-border fibre-optic network link with Mauritania.

The deployment of the 75km section was announced by Algeria’s Minister of Post, Telecommunications, Technology & Digitalisation, Houda Imane Faraoun.

Algeria is steadily forging links with other markets, having last month completed a 440km terrestrial fibre route over its southern border into Niger.

After extensive delays, the country is also now connected to Spain via the 770km Oran-Valencia (ORVAL) submarine cable, a partnership between Algerie Telecom, IslaLink and ASN. Originally scheduled to launch in mid-2017, the cable can be upgraded to a capacity of 40Tbps and will offer Algeria more diverse international routes.

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