Fiber Optics connecting Ethiopia and Sudan

News brief Ethiopian firm extends optical fiber telephone line to Sudan.

The extension of optical fiber telephone line, connecting Ethiopia and Sudan via the northern border town of Metema, has been launched, said the state-owned Ethiopian Telecommunication Corporation (ETC) on Tuesday.

The extension of the optical fiber line would enable Ethiopia access up-to-date telephone, data, and audio-video communications and curb congestions in web sites and internet lines, according to Kassahun.

Ethiopia, one of the world's poorest and least-wired nations, wants to expand information and communication technologies coverage to the entire country in three years.