New Telecom Company In Equatorial Guinea To Improve Telecommunications Infrastructure

Jul 18, 2012, 10:38 ET from Republic of Equatorial Guinea

MALABO, Equatorial Guinea, July 18, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The government of Equatorial Guinea recently launched the first telecommunications infrastructure company, GITGE (Management and Maintenance of Telecommunication Infrastructures organization in Equatorial Guinea), to optimize the national telecommunications service with the installation of fiber optics that currently link the capital city of Malabo and Bata.

"GITGE is a great addition to Equatorial Guinea's telecommunications sector as we continue to serve the rapidly developing country's communications needs," said President Obiang Nguema Mbasogo. "It will advance our communications' reach and take us to a new level of telecommunications."

This investment aims to significantly improve the quality of communications in the country. Through GITGE's management, the operators will be able to process information in a much more efficient way, such as through the use of fiber optics.

GETESA, (Equatorial Guinea Telecommunications) is the first operator in the country to partner with GITGE.

About Equatorial Guinea

The Republic of Equatorial Guinea (Republica de Guinea Ecuatorial) is the only Spanish-speaking country in Africa, and one of the smallest nations on the continent. In the late-1990s, American companies helped discover the country's oil and natural gas resources, which only within the last five years began contributing to the global energy supply. Equatorial Guinea is now working to serve as a pillar of stability and security in its region of West Central Africa. The country hosted the 2011 Summit of the African Union. For more information, visit

SOURCE Republic of Equatorial Guinea