Orange said the network is part of a 10,000 km international terrestrial fiber optic network with 10,000 km of submarine cables, which would be used to transmit high-speed internet services to West Africa.
“Orange is actively contributing to the development of submarine and terrestrial infrastructure, enabling the digital transformation of the African continent by investing 1 billion euros ($ 1.18 billion) on New Year’s Eve,” said Alioune Ndiaye, Orange’s CEO for the Middle East. East in Africa.
Nairametrics reported in 2019 that Nigeria is ranked 7th when it comes to countries with the highest number of internet users in the world. According to the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), at the end of August 2020, the number of subscriptions to broadband or high-speed Internet services in Nigeria has risen significantly to a peak of 82.7 million.