At the recent Africa Digital Expo in Kinshasa Fast Congo, a subsidiary of the pan-African operator the Paratus Group in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), announced that it had signed a long-term agreement with Group Vivendi Africa (GVA) to provide fibre capacity between Muanda and Kinshasa in the DRC.
This, say the partners, will give GVA the capacity, scalability and flexibility it needs to service more customers with high-speed and secure internet services. GVA, a subsidiary of the Vivendi Group, specialises in the delivery of ultra-high-speed internet access in Africa.
The contract also gives GVA rights to use and access facilities that are operated and maintained by Fast Congo. GVA requires the high-speed and high-capacity bandwidth offered by the fibre route that Fast Congo operates and maintains. This means that GVA can offer high-speed and reliable internet services that are both cost-effective and secure.
Fast Congo was founded by Paratus Group when it was awarded a 15-year government tender to activate the 620-kilometre fibre optic network link between Muanda, on the West Coast, and the DRC capital, Kinshasa.
Speaking at the Africa Digital Expo, CEO of GVA, Moktar Tabouri says: “Through our partnership with FAST Congo and Paratus Group, we can not only offer more customers more capacity at a lower cost, but we also have the option to extend these services and links across the globe.”
He continues: “Because we have not had to invest in the fibre infrastructure, our pricing is more competitive, and our offering of internet services is unequalled in the region. These are exciting times, not only for our business but also for the telecommunications industry in the DRC.”