EllaLink subsea cable to build new branch unit to Mauritania

09 July 2019 | Natalie Bannerman

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The Government of Mauritania and EllaLink have signed an agreement to strengthen connectivity to Mauritania via the EllaLink submarine cable system.

“This agreement confirms our commitment to address the connectivity challenges that Mauritania faces,“ said Dr Sidi Ould Salem, Minister of Higher Education, Scientific Research, Information and Communication Technologies. ”Internet connectivity is crucial to ensure the Mauritanians have effective and reliable communications services, and to progress the digital transformation of the region.”

Through the signing, a dedicated branching unit will be added to the EllaLink system, due to be operational in 2020, enabling Mauritania to enhance local and international broadband access, as well as offering diversity and resilience to the country’s telecoms infrastructure.

“We are delighted that the Government of Mauritania has chosen EllaLink to further develop its communications infrastructure,“ added Philippe Dumont, CEO of the EllaLink Group. “As we continue to progress towards system installation this agreement further demonstrates the growing momentum of EllaLink.”

Last month, the company announced that Former Sparkle CEO Alessandra Talotta has joined the board of EllaLink. At the same time EllaLink has also recruited Alberto Horcajo, who has held senior positions at Telefónica’s Telxius – most recently CEO.