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Coming of ACE initiative to The Gambia

Dec 20, 2012, 8:45 AM

The Gambia is among the few countries in the sub-region not directly connected to the global network of submarine fibre cable infrastructure for broadband development.

This means connectivity between The Gambia and the outside world is expensive and low.

Also in the past, operators and service providers in the country have been experiencing perennial infrastructure and bandwidth constraints resulting in high costs.

However, we are very much optimistic that with the launching of the Africa Coast to Europe (ACE) system yesterday, the submarine cable would, among other things, provide accessible, reliable and affordable information communication and technology (ICT) infrastructure for the country.

With the coming of the ACE project, we anticipate a faster internet connectivity and broadband development in The Gambia and beyond.

The coming of the ACE project is, no doubt, expected to bring unprecedented development into the country; thus hopefully translating to improving the living standard of Gambians and non-Gambians residing in the country.

We are with the firm conviction that the coming of the ACE initiative would bring a new lease of life in the country’s ICT industry.

It is our hope that the new infrastructure boost emanating from public-private sector partnership would result to more diversified and improve services for all users.

We would like to welcome the coming of ACE to the country, and hail the efforts of the partners of the consortium.

The ACE will, no doubt, transform the country’s telecommunication sector; thus bringing enormous benefits for the people.

With the coming of ACE, we do hope that low connectivity and high costs for the ICT services in the country will soon be a thing of the past.

“ICTs are one of the most striking examples of the positive effects of globalization”

Ban Ki-moon