SEACOM to use Rwanda to connect to Burundi and DRC

16 Sep 2009 reports that SEACOM will use Rwanda’s national fibre-optic backbone to achieve onwards connection to Burundi and the Democratic Republic of Congo. SEACOM and government-owned Rwandan ISP New Artel are reported to have signed a one-year 620Mbs connection agreement, with a possibility of extending it further at a later date. The Rwandan national fibre optic backbone, which will extend to over 2,300km, aims to connect 97 government agencies in the capital and 226 government agencies in other districts.

Burundi, Congo, Dem. Rep., Rwanda