Airtel Niger invests US$5.7 million to deploy Zinder optical fiber to the border with Nigeria

NIGER – Airtel Niger, a telecommunication company, has constructed a fibre link from the city of Zinder to the Nigerian border at Maimoujia, and has added a data centre in Zinder. The company, owned by Indian group Bharti Airtel, says it spent US$5.7 million on the infrastructure, which runs for 123km between Zinder and Maimoujia and includes an extra 12km loop in Zinder, the second biggest city in Niger. The governor of Zinder, Issa Moussa, said at the inauguration ceremony that the new network would give the country wide access…

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