The Government of Mauritania and EllaLink have signed an agreement to strengthen connectivity to Mauritania via the EllaLink submarine cable system.
A dedicated branching unit will be added to the EllaLink system, due to be operational in 2020, enabling Mauritania to enhance local and international broadband access, as well as offering diversity and resilience to the existing telecommunications infrastructure.
The Minister of Higher Education, Scientific Research, Information and Communication Technologies, Dr Sidi Ould Salem, said: “This agreement confirms our commitment to address the connectivity challenges that Mauritania faces. Internet connectivity is crucial to ensure the Mauritanians have effective and reliable communications services, and to progress the digital transformation of the region.”
“We are delighted that the Government of Mauritania has chosen EllaLink to further develop its communications infrastructure. As we continue to progress towards system installation this agreement further demonstrates the growing momentum of EllaLink,” said Philippe Dumont, CEO of the EllaLink Group.