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Monday 27 July 2009 

ImageLast Thursday, (24 July) The SEACOM undersea fibre cable was launched in Kampala and 4 other African countries including Tanzania and South Africa. The media launch in Kampala showcased the abilities and capabilities of the fibre connection and gave the media and invited guests an opportunity to test the speed of the connection.

SEACOM shall sell bandwidth to ISP companies in Uganda starting at USD 50 depending of the volumes taken. ISPs are yet to give end users indications on prices and end users are now eagerly awaiting announcements from ISPs on both price and connection to the cable.

One of the members on the I-Network mailing list sums it up as follows: "Hi i-netters...
the launch is good news for all internet users in East Africa. However, whats the response of the ISPs in Uganda??? MTN, UTL, Warid, Zain, Orange... When are we expecting Price cuts on the months fees????
And when do the better speeds start??? " 

Daily Monitor story on the launch of the fibre cable

New Vision Cartoon on the launch of the fibre cable

BBC story on the launch of the fibre cable

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