Original disclosure @ EIB website
Updated in EWS Sep 3, 2018
Disclosed by Bank Aug 14, 2018
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The project concerns the deployment of fibre optics networks in regions of Eastern Africa where, either these kinds of networks are not available, or they are expensive and unreliable. In both cases, the development of digital services enabled by broadband access is limited. In total, the networks deployed will have a total length of more than 4 850 km, including more than 3 850 km of terrestrial fibre cable and around 1 000 km of submarine cable in Lake Tanganyika and Lake Albert. The project will lead to the deployment of five different fibre optics networks in Kenya, Rwanda Uganda, Zambia and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). In total, the networks deployed will have a total length of around 4,850 km, including 3,850 km of terrestrial fibre cable and around 1,000 km of submarine cable in Lake Tanganyika and Lake Albert.
Bandwidth and Cloud Services (BCS) Group provides back haul data and cloud services to mobile operators and internet service providers. The company’s cloud services also include managed VOIP, and hosting and co-location services. It serves customers in Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda. Bandwidth and Cloud Services (BCS) Group is based in Nairobi, Kenya.
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