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The project Central African Backbone SOP5 has changed to Active. To see more information, see the project information in the World Bank project database The development objective of the Fifth Phase of the Central African Backbone (CAB5) Program Project for Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is to contribute to increase the geographical reach and usage of regional broadband infrastructure and to reduce the price of services to enable more people in the DRC to access information and communication technology services. The project comprises of three components. The first component, emergence of an inclusive digital economy will support ministere des postes, telecommunications, et nouvelles technologies de linformation et de la communication (MINPTNTIC) to enable and accelerate the emergence of an information society and the growth of digital economy by supporting information and communications technology (ICT) skills, create new business opportunity for local ICT firms, and promote ICT sector and digitalization of the recipients economy. The second component, construction, management, and commercialization of the CAB5 infrastructure through a public private partnership (PPP) scheme will support ministry of portfolio (MINPORTFOLIO) to deploy interconnected networks to form a regional network with a mix of interventions covering investment focused on improving connectivity. The third component, enabling environment and regulatory effectiveness will support autorite de regulation de la poste et des telecommunications du Congo (ARPTC) to reinforce and strengthen its regulatory tools and capacity to promote further sector reform.