BCS DRC Coverage
DRC is located in Central Africa, and it is the largest country by area in Sub-Saharan Africa with a surface area of 2,345 million km square (as large as Europe), bordered by the Central African Republic and South Sudan to the north, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, and Tanzania to the east, Zambia and Angola to the south, and the Republic of the Congo to the west.
Given the restrictions on laying cable within the Suez Canal, Europe and Asia are connected exclusively through terrestrial transmission in Egypt and are dependent on fiber cross-connection via Egypt for communication between the continents. The DRC is uniquely positioned to address the political, commercial, and technical vulnerabilities posed by the current international submarine cable topology.
The proliferation of fiber optic networks in DRC, from its east coast to the west coast, will establish the country as the connection hub between the African countries and between Asia and Europe. Two of the recently completed projects outlined earlier—Muanda-Matadi-Inga and the Lake Albert crossing, are the beginning of achieving this vision.
To assist in the digitization of government services, BCS DRC has offered to allocate twenty-five percent of its dark fiber cores free of charge to the Government of DRC as part of its license terms and conditions. Ownership of these cores will provide the Government with access to a digital highway to serve the nation: e-health, e-education, and e-government services, as well as enhanced national security and inter-government communications and systems.
Some of our completed projects include:
- Muanda Matadi Inga; 300 km, Co-Biuld
- Lake Albert Underwater Project; 177 km, Co-Build
- Goma Metro Ring; … km, Co-Build
In DRC we have a total of 718 Km of fiber network on a Co-Build model.