Morocco, Mauritania mull fiber interconnection

Morocco, Mauritania mull fiber interconnection

Morocco and Mauritania are in talks to set up an internet cable interconnection building on the inroads of Moov Mauritel, a subsidiary of Morocco’s Maroc Telecom.

Moroccan and Mauritanian media said the cable would be laid inland crossing the Sahara territory, offering Mauritania a second alternative besides the “African Coast to Europe (ACE)” cable.

The new interconnection would boost internet speed in the vast west African country of about 4 million people.

The cable will be over 1000 km long stretching from Morocco’s southern Saharan regions to Mauritania while crossing the Guerguarat border post.

Mauritania sees economic benefits from Morocco’s move to secure the Guerguarat border crossing in late 2020 from Polisario banditry. Besides steady, peaceful and uninterrupted flow of goods, now better internet services are insight.

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