Kenya wins fight to delay regional telecoms project

NAIROBI, Kenia

An article on EASSy just came out on the Daily Nation online on August 31, signed James Mugendi. Here is the link:
http://www.nationmedia.com/dailynation/nmgcontententry.asp?category_id=3&newsid=80383

An article on EASSy just came out on the Daily Nation online on August 31. Here is the link:

http://www.nationmedia.com/dailynation/nmgcontententry.asp?category_id=3&newsid=80383

The article starts by saying that: "A spirited campaign by Kenya may have finally put paid to a regional

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-optic project with immense benefits to local business." It specifies that "The East African Submarine System (EASSy) now faces a major hurdle, after just seven out of 23 countries signed a protocol in Kigali, Rwanda on Tuesday."

This is a major new turn in this saga around the submarine cable. APC's Willie Currie says that "this EASSy thing is still twisting!". APC is following this very closely since it's the Wikipedia and Open Access Models: Options for Improving Backbone Access in Developing Countries (with a Focus on Sub-Saharan Africa), infoDev (PDF)">open access

model that is at pley here and all these twists can actually be dertermining what shape this crucial infrastructure project will take. Read APC's latest on the question, published on August 31: Alcatel bags EASSy tender, all eyes watch over who really won


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