By SubTel Forum

The East African Submarine System (EASSy), due for completion in March, is the best hope for Internet connectivity for many landlocked African nations according to an article on  The countries that are pinning their digital hopes on the system include Botswana, Rwanda, Burundi, Uganda, DRC, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Swaziland and Lesotho among others.  Most of these nations have contributed to the EASSy system through the West Indian Ocean Cable Company (WIOCC) consortium, and they're hoping that their investments payoff with reasonably priced Internet connectivity.

According to James Wekesa, WIOCC chief commercial officer, “EASSy's developmental objectives are the delivery of open access, competition, non-discriminatory low-cost bandwidth pricing.”

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