IIB Group awarded licence for construction of fiber optic network in Djibouti

On 7 July 2019 IIB Group secured a license for construction and operation of a fiber optic network in Djibouti to deliver point-to-point networking and internet connectivity.

The new network, AfriFibre, will be the first in Djibouti to combine high speed, secure communication and reliability, enabling users across education, government and business to transform their information systems and e-services. 

Construction of the network will begin during July 2019 with operations in Djibouti foreseen from early 2020. Further upgrades of the network are planned to extend geographic coverage into the wider Eastern African region and beyond.