MTN says scarce backhaul slows African digital integration

Wednesday 12 June 2013 | 11:33 CET | News
Inadequate backhaul is holding back West Africa's full integration into digital life, according to MTN Guinea Conakry's CEO Phumzile Joshua Phikenoting. While great strides have been made to grow broadband connectivity in Africa in the past five years, West Africa still has to overcome massive challenges to fully integrate into the digital age, Phike told delegates at the Connecting West Africa conference in Senegal. Remaining challenges include inadequate terrestrial backhaul links to exploit opportunities presented by the tremendous growth in submarine cable infrastructure and demand for

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Categories: Internet / Mobile & Wireless
Companies: MTN
Countries: Africa
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