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Eritel boosts internet services in Eritrea

Sunday 21 November 2010 | 14:42 CET | News
The Eritrean Telecommunication Service (Eritel) plans to expand and upgrade internet service in a bid to sing up more internet users, AllAfrica reports. The firm's Head of Mobile Service, Mihreteab Tesfagergish, said the internet service is being provided in Asmara, Keren, Massawa, Dekemhare and Mendefera, with plans to expand this to the towns of Tessenei, Barentu and others shortly. Tesfagergish said one should understand the bandwidth taken in correlation with the capacity of the computer in use. He said that the main bottleneck is the fact that such service is being obtained at

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Categories: Internet / Mobile & Wireless
Companies: Eritel
Countries: Eritrea
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So for those of you you think Eritrea was left behind in the cyber world, it should be a good news to hear that finally the Eritrean governement is doing the right thing. "The Eritrean Telecommunication Service (Eritel) plans to expand and upgrade internet service in a bid to sing up more internet users, AllAfrica reports". What is the your problem guys? This to me again is like "even if it flies, it is still a goat" argument. The country is t least trying to catch up with Somalia. So what is wrong with that? You are blaming it for not having it at the first place, and then when it tries to take a step in the right direction, you still are not happy and you are talking about its past. The past is the past lets about now and the future. Again, you don't have to give the government a credit for may be trying its best, but by demoralizing the direction in which they are going to improve the internet services, you are de-servicing yourself and will lose credibility to your cause whatever it may be. That has been seen time and again from the opposition side. This dame if you dame if don't argument will take us to a bridge to nowhere bros and sis. Lets argue responsibly so that those who paid the ultimate price will rest in peace, thinking we will take care of their beloved Eritrea, the country they loved more than their lives and showed it. Peace
Sol Ber @ 24/11/2010 - 06:04

Sir; You seem to be stuck in the dark ages,better be an ignorant than a pseudointelectual who thinks he knows a trick or two.You made it so easy I wonder why you are not consulting and advising countries like Japan, Korea and Australia,countries that are spending insane amount of money just to upgrade their Telcos(in Australia's case 42 billion dollars,the other two countries are spending around 100 billion dollars each in the coming ten years, this information is available in the public domain so check it out if you know how to substantiate a thing or two for your next rant). Please make an effort to share your expertise to the above mentioned countries policy makers,people with your knowledge are highly sought after in those countries, and help save our hard earned money. Dot here wire there a few Patches and VOILA, the rest is story. Last but not least please reveal your sources on Somalia's advanced BROADBAND network! Thanks God, Eritrea is in safe and people like you exist only in second life! Viva Eritrea!!
Keiko Kokobu @ 24/11/2010 - 05:50

Sirak Abraha said: "You simply dont understand the enormity and magnitude of the issues fast changing and expensive technology". That's funny! Sirak should say that to himself and to Eritrea's useless leaders. "Go to a tech museum" he suggests. That's even funnier. Yeah go to a museum and see the technology currently being used (inefficiently and wastefully) in Eritrea:) For the rest of you who say it is unfair to compare Eritrea with the west, compare Eritrea even to Somalia and we still far behind.
Zeraguito Bitbito @ 23/11/2010 - 22:45

The Internet is faster and more available in Somalia than in Eritrea. We were one of THE LAST COUNTRIES IN THE WORLD to get Internet, after Somalia. The regime in Asmara insists on having a state monopoly and control which they have no brains to run. Let alone Internet, we could have cheap wireless broadband all over Eritrea by now. As for the expensive sattelite connection, Eritrea is the ONLY country on the Red Sea, which does not connect to the global submarine telecom cable. It's a shame.
Zeraguito Bitbito @ 23/11/2010 - 22:33

Dear sir, As the saying goes "IGNORANCE IS BLISS",NEVER EVER MIX TRASH POLITICS with Science and Technology!You simply dont understand the enormity and magnitude of the issues fast changing and expensive technology.To start with and grasp the basics go and visit your local Tech shop or Tech Museum and see what the basic issues are. The government is doing a great job with limited resources and should be congratulated! ERI-Tv is a great institution and delivering a fantastic service to its audience,so whats wrong with that?Lets not blame the government for our ignorance or misery. GOD BLESS ERITREA AND ITS PEOPLE!
SIRAK ABRAHA @ 23/11/2010 - 01:10

Amanuel , you are saying, "...the reason the government does not want to expand Internet in Eritrea is to keep the people in the dark and meantime bombard them with continuous propaganda from the government media." Let me ask you this Aman, how does this theory fit with the News, Eritel boosts internet services in Eritrea? It went on and said, "The Eritrean Telecommunication Service (Eritel) plans to expand and upgrade internet service in a bid to sing up more internet users, AllAfrica reports.'? Lets use common sense bro. Your argument fits the say "even if it flies it is still a goat.". How is that you are saying Eritrea, "...does not want to expand Internet in Eritrea is to keep the people in the dark." while in fact it is doing the opposite? I am not pro or against the government, but this kind of argument coming from the opposition side, makes me put a big question mark and doubt you guys very much. I am sorry to say it but sometime when you see a progress, you might not support it but you got to learn to let go, otherwise, you are losing your credibilities from the neutral side of Eritreans by deserving yourself. Just a thought.
Sol Ber @ 22/11/2010 - 22:33

It is a great service by Eritel to the people of Eritrea. It is not good to compare Eri with western countries. They got freedom 100-300 years. Think twice before you talk. Leul And think twice about singapore,Malasia,enz... they have not 100 years of freedom.
A G @ 22/11/2010 - 17:54

It is a great service by Eritel to the people of Eritrea. It is not good to compare Eri with western countries. They got freedom 100-300 years. Think twice before you talk. Leul
Leul Weldegiorgis @ 22/11/2010 - 15:18

The government of Eritrea cares about one thing: indoctrinating and brainwashing the Eritrean people with it's despotic propaganda. That's why they spend hugely on Satellite TV-broadcasting which is mainly aimed at Diaspora Eritreans - just to keep them confused about Eritrea's current situation. The sole aim of the government in doing so is, by the way, to keep the Eritrean diaspora paying the illegal taxes to the Government of Eritrea, money which ends up in the wrong hands anyway. And the reason the government does not want to expand Internet in Eritrea is to keep the people in the dark and meantime bombard them with continuous propaganda from the government media. Eritrea deserves a government that servers the needs of its people. God bless Eritrea and our world.
Amanuel Asrat @ 22/11/2010 - 09:56

Listen, a young bird can only fly with its own wing and only when its feathers are grown enough to hold it high up and fly high smoothly in the air. Of course, that happens after many trails. A young country Eritrea is trying to do the same; fly with it own wing bro and sis. So Kesssssss!! Kessssssss!!!! patience does it.
Sol Ber @ 22/11/2010 - 09:00

But you still believe? For many years that promise and not keep their promises, we must also understand they are unable to do anything all they do have the power to destroy trust only the technology of the Chinese, who continue to sell garbage, but what do you think give you fast internet and then can no longer control the ghost enemies. Poor Sheabia and ignorant have not understood that you are the last country in the world do not have internet even if you try to change remain always the same shifta. (The snake sheds its skin but it remains a snake)
Observer One @ 22/11/2010 - 08:36

Will believe it when we see it. They are in the habit of promising and not delivering. The state of the internet there is such one would be happy to get a 14K modem to work optimally.
Anonymous @ 22/11/2010 - 06:44

Currently the internet service in Eritrea is non existent in real sense. The bandwidth is so limited it’s so frustrating to even send and open email. What’s interesting is all the internet café’s are in a business of providing computer game for kids. I would either change their name to any thing other than “Internet café “ perhaps something like….computer game house ….The cost of providing efficient internet is understandable. But again to claim there is sufficient internet service is misleading. I hope one day things will be better.
Biniam Haile @ 22/11/2010 - 05:21

Great News! Yes, that’s long over due. We have been slow on that direction which is vital for Eritrea’s economic prosperity. As for the cost, it may pay off if planned and used wisely. Obviously, telecom infrastructures should not have higher or the same priorities as other necessities, such as food securities, education, health care, etc... But certainly not one that should have been ignored too.
Dawit G @ 22/11/2010 - 01:18

Good idea. But how difficult or expencive is it to use under sea wire of internet? how many countries in Agrica r using this line?
robiel z @ 21/11/2010 - 18:28


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