By SubTel Forum

Rwandatel is currently negotiating an alternative route for undersea fiber optic connection through TEAMS cable which comes through Tanzania via Burundi to Kigali, according to an allAfrica.com article.  This will reduce heavy reliance on SEACOM, the largest fiber optic cable carrier along the Indian Ocean coast. This follows massive internet disruptions experienced last month after the SEACOM marine submarine cable that transmits the bandwidth was damaged by a ship amid repairs on the cable.

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