Establishment Of Submarine Optical Cable System Of Economic Community Of West African States

- Oct 16, 2017-

Cape Verde has announced plans to build a submarine cable system to connect all ECOWAS member countries.

Establishment of Submarine Optical Cable System of Economic Community of West African States

Cape Verdean Minister of Economy Jose Goncalves said the submarine cable system is called Amilcar Cabral, which aims to connect West African States member countries of the Economic Community of West African States via Cape Verde, Guinea-Bissau, Sierra Leone and Liberia.

Jose Goncalves said in a proposal that the plan will be co-financed by the countries concerned, and its preparations will help West African countries improve their communications infrastructure and improve the quality of Internet connections.