Optical Fibre for Education and Research Networks in Eastern and Southern Africa

This report is concerned with a special group of consumers: tertiary level educational and research institutions. Universities and public research establishments are essential for development in all sectors of society and to all communities wanting to keep up with the development towards the global knowledge society. These institutions have a modest request: They need the same network connectivity as their peers on other continents to fulfil their basic duties. This implies a shift from Kbps to Gbps level solutions, use of optical fibre rather than satellite connections, and an inevitable change of the communication market.

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Date of Publication: 
2006