It’s been an exciting past couple of days here in The Gambia, delegates from all countries part of the Ace consortium gathered here in The Gambia for the official Launching of the Ace Cable.
We are among the few countries in the sub-region not directly connected to the global network of submarine fibre cable infrastructure for broadband development. Which simply means connectivity between The Gambia and the outside world is expensive and low.operators and service providers in the country have been experiencing perennial infrastructure and bandwidth constraints resulting in high costs.
However, I’m very much optimistic that with the launching of the Africa Coast to Europe (ACE) system submarine cable would, among other things, provide accessible, reliable and affordable (ICT) infrastructure for the country.
This 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. This 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 arrival of ACE to the country, and hail the efforts of the partners of the consortium.It 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.