Algeria, Niger and Nigeria have signed the Declaration of Algiers related to the achievement of a fiber optic link on Algiers-Abuja-Zinder axis. This project, included within the New Partnership for Development of Africa (NEPAD), meets Africa’s need for expansion of its broadband telecom networks, especially for continental and intercontinental interconnections, with regard to the requirements of new services transmitted by the networks of nowadays and the near future.
The line stretches from Algiers to Abuja crossing Zinder over a 4500km length, including 2200 Km in Algeria, 900km in Niger and 800 in Nigeria.
It is worth highlighting the achievement of Algiers - Abuja fiber optic link was decided at the first session of the Algerian - Nigerian High Commission co-chaired by the two presidents, held in January 2002, while Niger has joined the project in March 2003.
In February 2008, the countries that are parties to the project have adopted the technical specifications related to the said link’s achievement.