CEMAC zone: recession could reach 6% according to BEAC

All the indicators are certainly not red. But most of the economic indicators in the six countries of the Economic and Monetary Community of Central Africa (CEMAC) are already found the Monetary Policy Committee (CPM) of the Bank of Central African States (BEAC) at the end of the second annual session on June 24, 2020 in Yaoundé.

Analyzing the situation in Central Africa, it emerges that in the short and medium terms, the CEMAC zone is affected by the health crisis and the fall in the prices of the main export products. "

"In the first half of 2020, the revival of productive activities was slowed down in the sub-region by the disruption of supply circuits for imported products as well as by the restrictive measures adopted by the various governments to contain the effects of the pandemic. Although it is premature for the moment to fully grasp the impact of COVID-19 on national economies, it is already anticipated during this first semester a drop in production as well as a det…

Google's transatlantic cable arrives in Vendée

The 6000 km long cable will connect Virginia, the United States, to France. On this side of the Atlantic, he will land in Saint-Hilaire-de-Riez in Vendée. Whenever a European internet user types into a Google search, sends an email to Gmail, or watches a video on YouTube, they consume bandwidth between the Old Continent and the United States.

Google's transatlantic cable


And as data consumption continues to grow, the networks of telecom operators are increasingly congested. Google, like its competitors in Gafam Facebook and Microsoft, has therefore decided to invest massively in their own submarine cables, real freeways of the global internet. Facebook and Microsoft have teamed up to extend a transatlantic cable called "Marea" in 2019.


In 2020, Google’s turn to build its own, dubbed "Dunant" in tribute to the creator of the Red Cross, Henry Dunant. And as the American group likes to think big, its cable gathers 12 pairs of fibers (against 6 or 8 usually), "which will allow it to reach an unmatched average transmission speed: 250 terabits per second, against 160 for Marea ”, reports Sciences et Avenir. It’s almost 10 times more than the old submarine cables. The 6,000 km long cable will connect Virginia, the United States, to France. On this side of the Atlantic, he will land in Saint-Hilaire-de-Riez in Vendée. Orange, responsible for installing the French part and connecting it to the French internet network, has just laid the first meters of cable on the beach.