Financial support for East African Submarine Cable System.

Author:Rosenberg, Anna
Position:AFRICAN BANKER'S WORLD - Brief article

The African Development Bank, along with other development financial institutions, have signed loan agreements for the East African Submarine Cable System (EASSy). The landmark fibre-optic cable project will connect 22 coastal and land-locked African countries to each other and the rest of the world with high-quality Internet and international communications services. EASSy is sponsored by 25 telecommunications operators, most of whom are African. The project will construct and operate a submarine fibre-optic cable along the east coast of Africa that will run for 10,000Kms from the continent's southern tip to the African horn, connecting South Africa...

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