NANOG: The Impacts of Adding Undersea Capacity to East Africa
Keven Chege of KENET
NANOG 50 talked about
rapid deployment of cable for Internet use
throughout east Africa, despite vandalism including copper theft
and sabotage by competing ISPs.
Many national research and eduction networks (NRENs) at least planned
in the area.
KENET in Kenya has “Made the big leap from VSAT to fiber”
and is helping coordinate the region; slides include proposed regional mesh map.
Also talking to google and Akamai.
Akamai guy stood up immediately afterwards and said he hear KENET was talking
to google and asked that they should talk to Akamai as well.