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The submarine ACE cable, set to connect the west coast of Africa to international bandwidth, was officially launched on Dec. 19, 2012.
Although there is plenty of ICT news coming out of the Democratic Republic of the Congo these past two months, most reporting revolves around the failure to capture access to the recently launched WACS fibre cable.
Held last week in Sierra Leone, the 7th annual Connecting Rural Communities (CRC) Africa Forum aimed to address how to create economically viable rural networks.
Sierra Leone harnessed momentum from the October 2011 landing of the ACE fibre cable in Freetown, Sierra Leone and is off to a great start in 2012.
This is the seventh post in a series that intends to examine the ICT environment in metropolitan areas of Africa that receive relatively little publicity and lack ICT framework. These cities are often overshadowed by Cape Town, Johannesburg, Cairo, Nairobi, Accra, and Lagos but still have a bright future – …
ITU stats, Nigerian broadband costs & mobile stats, Asian investment, Glo 1 & ACE, .africa campaign