France Telecom links Algeria to Spain
France Telecom has launched a new underwater telecommunications cable linking Algiers, Algeria to Spain’s Palma de Majorca Island. The cost of the installation is valued at €16.6 million, with €4.1 million ($3.9 million) financed by France Telecom, reported North Africa Journal .
The cable secures voice and data links between Europe and North Africa. The 312-kilometer line has a peak capacity of 160 gigabits per second using Dense Wave Division Multiplexing (DWDM) technology.
France Telecom is also active in the North African state’s Internet services. The company’s Internet subsidiary launched a new portal, Wanadoo Algeria providing Internet users with access to a range of communications tools. The provider will offer its customers the opportunity to purchase a prepaid card giving immediate access to the Internet. — (menareport.com)
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