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Metro Cable Africa to Turn Freetown into a Smart City

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Metro Cable Africa to Turn Freetown into a Smart City
Metro Cable Africa to Turn Freetown into a Smart City

Metro Cable Africa, a leading fiber optic cable company, has recently arrived in Sierra Leone with the aim of expanding internet access across the country. With over 70 percent of Sierra Leoneans lacking access to reliable internet, Metro Cable Africa hopes to bridge the digital divide and provide high-speed internet to all.

Metro Cable Africa is a fiber optic cable company, with operations in many countries across the continent. The company’s arrival in Sierra Leone marks the start of an ambitious project to bring fast, reliable internet to the entire country. Metro Cable Africa has already laid down over +750km of metro fiber network to create a ring covering the entire Freetown including the Peninsular, with vectorized coverage of major communities in the, Freetown, and is planning to expand its network throughout the country.

The company’s fiber optic network is capable of providing speeds of up to 55mbps, which is much faster than the average broadband connection in Sierra Leone. This means that Sierra Leoneans will be able to access the web much faster, allowing them to do more online such as streaming movies, downloading large files, and even gaming. Metro Cable Africa is also offering competitive rates to businesses in an effort to encourage the growth of the digital economy in Sierra Leone.

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Metro Cable Africa’s arrival in Sierra Leone is a major step towards increasing digital access in the country. The company’s mission is to ensure that everyone in the country has access to fast, reliable internet and to provide the infrastructure needed for digital transformation. The company is also committed to providing quality customer support and technical assistance to ensure that its customers get the most out of the service.

With Metro Cable Africa now in Sierra Leone, the country is one step closer to closing the digital divide. The company’s arrival marks a new beginning for online access in the country and will provide many people with access to the internet for the first time.

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Festus Conteh is an international youth that functions conveniently in all forms of writing including article writing, news, script, content writing, constitution and project/proposal writing. Writing is fun to Festus and has brought fame and recognition in his clime. In 2019, he was awarded best upcoming writer in an online writing completion that was organized by the Association of Sierra Leonean Authors (ASLA). After his impactful contribution to national development and cohesion through writing, he was nominated for the African Genius Award for the Best Writer in Africa Award Category an award he lost to one of the greatest African Writers - Chinua Achebe. In 2022, Festus was one of the applicants to the Commonwealth Youth Council (CYC) as Vice Chairperson (Policy and Advocacy) a process that met imperil feedback. As a freelancer, Festus has written articles for magazines, newspapers, and media houses and his articles have attracted big media houses including BBC, Aljazeera and Legit. Ng and is the Head of Programs at Salone Messenger a public relations firm based in Sierra Leone with the latest news and information. He is the founder of Africa’s Wakanda a platform that spotlight the beauty of Africa. Festus is also a perpetual volunteer in life-changing causes and has shown great commitment and dedication to being a catalyst and solution to the challenges faced by young people like himself. Festus currently serves as the Secretary General of the Africa Youth Leaders movement which is a network of youth between the ages of 20 – 30 years who have shown achievement, leadership potential and commitment to make a difference. Festus is also the Africa Focal Point of Youth for Change Initiative, which is a platform through which young people can access resources, be empowered and given the opportunity to grow to become useful members of society who will participate in the development of their communities and nation. Along with another Africa Youth platform, Festus has Co-Founded the Future of Africa initiative which is an advocate forum with the aim to bring together local and international socio-economic stakeholders to support innovative programs aimed at advancing the radical and practical progress of adoption awareness-vulnerable children and youth and youth leadership-through interlinking local, regional and international resources and opportunities.