Tag: Telecom Policy

Sub-saharan Africa Undersea Cables in 2010 – maybe

So what might the undersea cable environment for sub-Saharan Africa look like by the end of 2010? Perhaps it will look a bit like this: If anyone has a proposed map for Uhurunet and Main One, I would love to...

/ 10 July 2008

Dabba and Village Telco: Getting to Alpha

Here is a short note on where things stand with Dabba and the Village Telco. The Shuttleworth Foundation is planning to fund the hacking/adaptation/development, to at least alpha version, of an Open Source “Village Telco” integrated suite of applications. This...

/ 29 April 2008

African Undersea Cables – Map

In the spirit of the previous post consolidating information on African undersea cables, I compiled the image at the right to create a consolidated picture of existing and future cable initiatives around the continent. The relative cable sizes are roughly...

/ 14 February 2008

African Undersea Cables

Mostly in order to keep them all straight in my head, I have compiled a list of African undersea cable initiatives and their features, investors, etc. Seacom EASSy TEAMs Infraco/AWCC IWTGC Cost (USD) 650 million 265 million 82 million 2...

/ 4 February 2008