Kenyan govt rethinks fibre optic layout after outages

Monday 19 March 2012 | 11:35 CET | News
The Kenyan government is proposing to re-lay the fibre optic network as a ring rather than as a straight line, in order to reduce incidences of outage when there is a cable cut, The Star reported online. Information Permanent Secretary Bitange Ndemo said the government is consulting with experts, planners and the networks to see if the fibre installation can be re-done using a ring instead of the straight line that is in use. A ring network lays the cable in a circular repeating format and permits long transmission ranges. It thus offers optimum protection which can be self-healing and can be

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Companies: AccessKenya / KDN / Orange Kenya
Countries: Kenya
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