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Calabar Becomes Nigeria’s First Digital City

Emmanuel Iruobe | Ventures Africa   in  · · ·
January 9, 2015

Calabar, the capital of south eastern Cross River State has become Nigeria’s first digital city following the successful installation of its metropolitan dark fibre optic network infrastructure.

The smart city initiative had been championed by the Ministry of Communications Technology last year as a way to kickstart Nigeria’s evolution plan of becoming a full-fledged digital economy.

The coastal state achieved this feat via a partnership with telecommunications giant MTN. The mobile operator oversaw the laying of extensive infrastructure comprising 120km of 96 core fibre cables and open access ducts spanning the entire city of Calabar.


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