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KDN and Infocom partner to link Uganda to undersea fibre cable PDF Print E-mail

06 July 2009 

KENYA Data Networks (KDN) and its Ugandan partner, Infocom, have launched an estimated 1,500km optic fibre cable linking Kampala, Nairobi and Mombasa.

The laying of the sh1.5b fibre backbone from Mombasa to Kampala has increased the stakes in the regional telecoms scene as it gears up for the landing of several international undersea cables.

For the full story read the New Vision Article (opens in new window). Balancing Act this week also provides a report on the venture and provides insight into how this will affect the markets in the region. Balancing Act article can be found here (opens in new window).

Further reading:
ImageInformation and Communications for Development 2009: (opens in new window) Extending Reach and Increasing Impact takes an in-depth look at how ICT, and particularly broadband and mobile, are impacting economic growth in developing countries. The data section includes at-a-glance tables for 150 economies of the latest available data on ICT sector performance. Performance measures for access, affordability and applications in government and business are also introduced.

Article on High Speed Internet Enables Growth, Job Creation and Good Governance by the World Bank (opens in new window)


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