Telecommunications in Gabon
Gabon, officially the Gabonese Republic (République gabonaise), is a sovereign state on the west coast of Central Africa. Located on the equator, Gabon is bordered by Equatorial Guinea to the northwest, Cameroon to the north, and the Republic of the Congo on the east and south.
The country has a rapidly developing telecommunications market courtesy of the government's Gabon Strategic Plan which aims to promote Gabon as a leading emerging country by 2025. According to latest ITU data (June 2017) 3G mobile coverage reaches 92% of the population, and 4G LTE also accessible by 83% of Gabonese.
Gabon is connected to two international undersea fibre-optic cables: SAT-3 in 2002 and ACE a decade later. In addition, an undersea fibre-optic cable connects the capital Libreville and second largest city, Port-Gentil. Completed 2018, CCSI in partnership with Huawei constructed a fibre-optic backbone that extends some 1100 km in the south east and to the Congolese border, as part of the wider CAB project.