|Approval Date||29 Dec 2017|
|Signature Date||20 Feb 2018|
|Planned Completion Date||31 Dec 2020|
|Last Disbursement Planned Date||31 Dec 2020|
|Sovereign / Non-Sovereign||Sovereign|
|DAC Sector Code||22040|
This intervention concerns the feasibility studies of the Gabon Component of the Central African Fibre Optic Backbone (CAB) project. It includes the setting up of a National Data Centre (Datacenter), a Computer Attack Warning and Response Centre (CSIRT) and a public key infrastructure. These feasibility studies consist of preparing Gabon's interconnection with Cameroon and Equatorial Guinea, and the extension of national fibre optic coverage on the 14 priority axes. This extension goes from the Meyo-Kye-Kyo-Ossi axis (5 km) to the Ndendé-Doussala axis (50 km), via the Lambaréné-Fougamou-Mouila-Ndendé-Tchibanga-Mayumba axis (457 km). In total, a 1,900 km extension, which responds to the main recommendation of the Plan for Infrastructure Development in Africa (Pida), according to which each country on the continent should have at least two fibre optic land links with its immediate neighbours.
The project has the following main objectives: (i) to prepare for the interconnection of Gabon with neighbouring countries (Cameroon and Equatorial Guinea) and the extension of national fibre optic coverage; and (ii) to contribute to the establishment of a National Data Centre (Datacenter) in Gabon and a platform comprising a Computer Attack Response and Alert Centre (CSIRT) and a Public Key Infrastructure (PKI).
The main beneficiary of the study is the Government of the Republic of Gabon.
NEPAD Infrastructure Project Preparation Facility
Agence nationale des infrastructures numériques et des fréquences
|Last Update||11 Jul 2020|
|Name||OMAR ELMI Samatar|