By SubTel Forum

The government of Rwanda is seeking to secure bandwidth on the SEACOM submarine cable system according to an article in East African Business Week.  SEACOM plans to deliver service through New Artel, a state-owned ISP.  Less than half of the capacity would be used to connect schools, universities and some institutions of the central government.  The remainder of the bandwidth would be sold to private operators.  Negotiations have been under way for some time, but as of yet, no contract has been signed.

“We agreed on things but to implement them on the side of SEACOM has been a problem. Once SEACOM is ready to do business with the government of Rwanda, we are ready,” said Francis Karemera, CEO of New Artel.

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