Four sign cable MoU

19 Nov 2003

Telkom Kenya, Botswana Telecom, Rwanda Telecom and Zanzibar Telecom have signed an MoU to construct a fibre-optic cable linking the eastern African seaboard. Eight other telcos are expected to sign the accord by the end of the year. Dubbed the Eastern African Subarine Cable System, the cable will have landing points in Djibouti, Mogadishu, Mombassa, Dar es Salaam, Maputo, Mahajanga, Mtunzini and Zanzibar and is scheduled to be lit by December 2006.