Cameroon’s Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications updated that the total distance of fiber optic networks in the country has reached to nearly 12,000 kilometers. This was achieved by installing 3,950 kilometers of backbone fiber cables as part of the third phase of national fiber optic backbone project. The third phase is completed this year. Cameroon started the first phase of the national fiber optic backbone project in 2009. Second phase was started in 2011 and was completed in 2013. Second phase consisted of 3,200 kilometers of fiber cable route. As part of the strategy, the second phase was executed at the northern region of the country.