Printer Friendly

Uganda : GOOGLE launches lightspeed fibre network in KAMPALA.

In a move to facilitate faster broadband connection speeds, Google has announced the launch of a lightspeed fibre network in the city of Kampala, Uganda.

A Google Africa blog post says the search engine giant's Project Link is designed to build a "super-fast, high-capacity fibre network to enable local mobile operators or internet service providers (ISP) to connect people in Kampala to faster and reliable internet".

Google says broadband access hasn't been as rapid and available as it could be, with a population of nearly three million people residing in and around Kampala.

It further said in its blog post that online activity often sputters on pre-internet speeds or undependable connections in the city.

The Google blog post says : 'Project Link's network is available today to connect providers to long-distance fiber lines, equipping them with near-unlimited capacity to build and expand services to Ugandans.

The search engine giant said : "By making this connection, we're strengthening a crucial piece of the internet supply chain. Some parts of the chain are already strong - undersea cables are bringing data to Africa s shores and mobile providers are expanding services across the continent. We've now built quality infrastructure in between these points to deliver the speed and capacity that supports the latest and greatest of the web."

Andrew Kitaka is director of engineering at Kampala Capital City Authority.

He said in a Google video post that a faster and more reliable internet is the foundation for innovation."

He added : "Everyone is yearning for faster internet, faster internet can help businesses grow and also help the existing business to communicate faster. That will lead to more investment in the city, and the city will prosper."

2013 Al Bawaba (

Provided by an company
COPYRIGHT 2013 Al Bawaba (Middle East) Ltd.
No portion of this article can be reproduced without the express written permission from the copyright holder.
Copyright 2013 Gale, Cengage Learning. All rights reserved.

Article Details
Printer friendly Cite/link Email Feedback
Publication:Mena Report
Geographic Code:6UGAN
Date:Nov 23, 2013
Previous Article:Taiwan Province of China : TransAsia Airways gets government approval to set up TAIWAN'S first budget airline.
Next Article:Uganda : HYBRID generators launched by Mantrac in Kampala.

Terms of use | Privacy policy | Copyright © 2020 Farlex, Inc. | Feedback | For webmasters