Broadband for Africa: Policy for Promoting the Development of Backbone Networks

Broadband for Africa: Policy for Promoting the Development of Backbone Networks

A report that focuses on the lack of high-capacity backbone networks in Africa

A report that focuses on the lack of high-capacity backbone networks in Africa

Increasing access to broadband connectivity is emerging as a high priority for policy makers across the continent. This book focuses on one important part of the challenge—the lack of high-capacity backbone networks. It addresses three specific questions: What role do backbone networks play in the provision of broadband services? What is the current state of backbone network development in Sub-Saharan Africa and the reasons for this? What can be done to promote the development of backbone networks and thereby stimulate the take-up of broadband services?


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