[Kictanet] Ethiopia on International Optical Fibre!!!!!
Kai U. Wulff
kai.wulff at kdn.co.ke
Sun Nov 12 12:34:11 EAT 2006
we are in negotiations with ETC and as soon as we have their Green Light, we
start digging to Moyale!
----- Original Message -----
From: "Brian Longwe" <brian at pure-id.com>
To: <kai.wulff at kdn.co.ke>
Sent: Sunday, November 12, 2006 12:10 PM
Subject: [Kictanet] Ethiopia on International Optical Fibre!!!!!
> Hi all,
> You may not believe this but I am sitting in Addis right now and
> seeing latency of 120ms on a ping to BBC in the UK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
> Apparently the Ethiopian Telecommunications Corporation (ETC) did a
> deal with Sudan to get access by extending the national fibre optic
> between two towns close to the border. Interestingly enough this came
> about after another project to link Ethiopia via Eritrea stalled due
> to cross-border negotiations.
> At an estimated project cost of approx US$690,000 the country now has
> fairly good internet connectivity. The project was initiated in
> February this year and completed by August with 34 Mbps from Verizon.
> An invitation for bids to provide 155Mbps (STM-1) was also launched
> at the same time.
> This is a v. good example of how terrestrial networks can provide a
> quick alternative means of providing international connectivity.
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