The government of Rwanda has finalised negotiations with submarine fibre-optic cable operator SEACOM regarding connection to the system via the Synchronous Transport Module (STM-1), local daily the New Times reports.
The initial 155Mbps capacity will be delivered later this week to state-owned ISP New Artel Rwanda through Uganda Telecom's (UTL's) Point-of-Presence (PoP) Rwandatel. It is understood that SEACOM will deliver an extra 620Mbps broadband capacity after ten working days.
New Artel plans to provide 155Mbps to the Kigali Metropolitan Network to connect government ministries, universities and districts. The network aims to connect 97 government agencies in Kigali and 226 in the districts, linking 36 main nodes nationwide.