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Comesa plans to re-boot Comtel regional connectivity scheme

Wednesday 7 June 2017 | 13:28 CET | News
The Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (Comesa) plans to revive the dormant USD 30 million+ Comtel regional connectivity project, blaming lack of cooperation between national telecommunications operators for the failure to implement the scheme, reports ITWeb. It was supposed to be operational almost ten years ago. Progress was halted after the equity partner, the Enderberg-Ericsson consortium, withdrew from the project in 2005.

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Companies: ComTel
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