breaks new telecommunication grounds with her
entrance into ACE Consortium and the signing of
the Construction and Maintenance Agreement in Paris
African Countries met in Paris for the signing
of the ACE Construction and Maintenance Agreement
contract with France Telecom on Saturday, June
Wolo signing for the Cable Consortium of
Construction and Maintenance Agreement (C&MA)
was signed at the EIFFEL tower in Paris with French
and African Officials present. At the signing
ceremony, the Liberian delegation included, Senator
Gbonzonga Findley, chairman of the Post and Telecommunication
committee in the senate, LTA Chairperson, Madame
Angelique Weeks, LTA Commissioner Harry Yuan,
LIBTELCO Managing Director, Ben Wolo who signed
on behalf of the Cable consortium of Liberia,
LIBTELCO Board Member Ciata Victor, and Lonestar
Representative Nathaniel Ejiogu Kevin.
station landing in Liberia will be owned by a
Special Purpose Vehicle called the Cable Consortium
of Liberia, (CCL) a newly incorporated consortium
comprising of LIBTELCO, LONESTAR and CELLCOM.
ACE (Africa Coast to Europe) submarine cable which
is more than 17,000 kilometers in length, will
connect 25 countries including Liberia, along
the West coast of Africa, from Morocco to South
Africa and will provide broadband interconnection
to global telecommunications and ICT networks.
"The submarine fiber optic cable when deployed
will provide improved and faster service to mobile
phone and Internet users. It will also improve
productivity; enhance Liberia's educational, financial
and commercial sectors including benefit to e-government
which will bring global broadband connectivity
to Liberia is scheduled for commercial use in
2012. Liberia joins Gambia, Sierra Leone and Guinea
in west Africa to connect for the first time to
a submarine fiber optic system.
world bank helped to facilitate the funding process
for 3 west African nations, including Liberia.
Wolo LIBTELCO Managing Director, Boutheina
Guernazi World Bank and Senator Gbonzonga
Findley chairman of the Post and Telecommunication
committee in the senate
Delegation to Paris with Yves Ruggeri (France
Telecom), from left to right Nathaniel E.
Kevin, Ciata Victor, Gbonzonga Findley,
Angelique Weeks, Harry Yuan and Ben Wolo