By Gadget

Telecommunications regulators and African governments need to clear away the red tape and regulatory risks around laying fibre to encourage network operators to invest in sinking fibre into the ground, says MARK TINKA, Head of Engineering at SEACOM.  It is encouraging to see the massive investments that operators and governments have made into national fibre networks in regions such as East Africa and South Africa.  However, the continent as a whole and many countries in particular need to see far more investment in fibre to spark wider adoption of broadband. There are many countries with underdeveloped national fibre networks as well as an urgent need for fibre investment for carriage between base stations.

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