Mozambique begins rural internet project

7 Sep 2020

The government of Mozambique has launched a rural connectivity project which will bring internet access to 27 unserved districts. The project, to be implemented through the creation of ‘digital squares’, is funded by the Universal Access Service Fund (Fundo do Servico de Acesso Universal, FSAU), affiliated to the National Communications Institute (Instituto Nacional de Comunicacoes de Mocambique, INCM, also known as ARECOM). Minister of Transport and Communications Janfar Abdulai commented: ‘We are working to guarantee that every municipality of Mozambique will have at least one digital square by the end of this five-year period.’ 73 digital squares have already been deployed under the FSAU.