Why is Deploying Fiber Difficult in Africa?

To deploy a reliable fiber network, you need the right tools and people for the job. What if there are enough people to do a job, but they do not know how complete it? This is one of the factors that is impacting fiber deployments in Africa. In this Fiber Friday vlog, Pape Ndaw explains how finding qualified labor on the continent is hampering deployments.

This blog post is part of a new video blog series—Fiber Friday. Our subject matter experts will provide you with some insight into the world of fiber optics, covering various industry topics.

There is no doubt that the African continent is an emerging market for telecoms, but it is also a challenge. One factor that is hampering efforts to deploy fiber deeper into networks is the lack of available skilled labor.

Finding enough labor with the knowledge on how to splice fiber in Africa is difficult. In this video blog, I discuss how finding qualified technicians and installers are impacting the quality, reliability and profitability of high-speed fiber network deployment.