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South Sudan plans fibre-optic links

Wednesday 1 April 2015 | 12:48 CET | News
South Sudan plans to lay a fibre-optic cable to bring broadband Internet to its citizens in the next two years. Minister for telecommunications and postal services Rebecca Joshua Okwaci said the government will lay 1,600 km of fibre across the country and link it with undersea cables via Uganda and Tanzania, Reuters reported. South Sudan has telecoms operators such as Vivacell but lacks the infrastructure to offer high-speed internet connections. The ministry said at the start of 2013 that it planned to lay a fibre-optic cable that year, before war broke out. Okwaci said the conflict that

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