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DRC Fast Congo fibre launched


Fast Congo, which is owned by GBS and the Paratus Group, says that a lot of fibre capacity has been turned on in DRC.

In the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Fast Congo, part of the Paratus Group, states that its 620-kilometer fiber optic network link between Muanda on the West Coast and Kinshasa, the capital, is now up and operating. The fiber link will make it easy for the area to connect immediately to the Paratus Group’s pan-African network. 

The fiber highway was originally built and paid for by the World Bank. Last year, the DRC government agency Société Congolaise de Fibre Optique (SOCOF) announced that Fast Congo had won the bid to deploy, operate, and maintain the fiber link under an exclusive 15-year license contract.

Fast Congo has implemented the infrastructure needed to connect the network for the past few months. The network is now online and fully functional. 

Adding DRC to its network gives Paratus group a unique and well-connected footprint in Africa. It has offices in 7 SADC countries, 5 Data Centers (including the Google Equiano Cable landing station in Namibia), 6,000 VSAT terminals, an extended network with satellite connectivity-focused service in more than 37 African countries, and international points of presence (PoPs) in the UK, Europe, and the USA.

At the occasion, Mr. Schalk Erasmus, the CEO of Paratus Group, said, “This is a big step towards providing high-quality, high-capacity network services in the DRC. Through our network in southern Africa, we are the only ones who can connect the country to Angola, Zambia, and other places.

Mr. Hassan Yahfoufi, CEO of GBS Inc., says, “The new network will open up many economic opportunities in the region. For now, we only offer wholesale connectivity solutions. This means that other operators can offer high-speed fiber connectivity to businesses and consumers in the Democratic Republic of Congo, allowing them to connect with anyone on the continent and worldwide.

About Paratus

Paratus provides the best network in Africa. The investment in infrastructure made by the company demonstrates its long-term commitment to transforming Africa by providing superior digital infrastructure and customer service. This investment was made with an eye toward the future.

In seven African nations, including Angola, Botswana, DRC, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, and Zambia, Paratus is run by a team of professionals who are both passionate and skilled. The company’s extended network offers a service that focuses on satellite connections in more than 35 African countries to many customers. 

The business’s extended network offers a service focusing on satellite connectivity in more than 35 African countries to many customers.

This connects businesses throughout Africa and gives excellent service from start to finish. The group has international (points of presence) PoPs outside Africa in Europe, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

Paratus, a company with deep African roots, is expanding rapidly to meet the rising demand for its high-quality network across the continent. Paratus is dedicated to setting the bar for providing exceptional connections in Africa because it recognizes the unique opportunity Africa gives businesses and individuals to shatter boundaries and connect without restrictions.

About Fast Congo

With Fast Congo, Paratus Group and Global Broadband Solutions have joined forces. It provides wholesale fiber services in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. It is staffed by a team of highly trained engineers and technicians who are experts in telecommunications solution design and provision.




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