Uganda and Rwanda firms get piece of optic cable

By NATION Reporter

Uganda Telecom and Rwandatel have purchased

up to 620 Mega bytes per second of capacity

on the Seacom fibre optic cable and secured

links from the landing point on the Kenyan coast

through to Kampala and Kigali.

The partnership between Seacom, UTL and RTL

now extends international connectivity

from the undersea cable throughout East Africa.

The link to Rwanda has been made possible

after Seacom secured rights to use

the terrestrial networks constructed by

the two players between Kampala and Kigali.

Under the terms of the deal, UTL and RTL,

both subsidiaries of the Libyan Africa Portfolio

LAP Green Networks will have immediate

access to the Seacom capacity.

Whilst Uganda has been connected to

the network since its commercial launch

on July 23, Seacom CEO Brian Herlihy expects

Rwanda to benefit from the broadband

capacity starting next month.

"This development is in line with

Seacom's objective to provide connectivity

solutions to landlocked countries across

the East and southern African region,"

said Mr Herlihy.

"The capacity purchase by Uganda Telecom

will dramatically modify the local

internet market," said Mr AbdulBaset Elazzabi,

LAP Green Networks and Uganda Telecom Ltd MD.

Mr Patrick Kariningufu, chief executive of

Rwandatel said; "we are excited

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