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Increasing access to broadband connectivity is emerging as a high priority for policy makers across the continent.
The Somcable project focuses on one important part of the challenge—the lack of high-capacity backbone networks in the Horn of Africa region. The question is: 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?
When the fibre-optic cable goes live this means the speeds will be fantastic, we'll have a higher turnover of clients and that translates to increased income. These benefits will also be felt by millions of phone users, who will enjoy cheaper international connections and quicker voice transfers. The fibre-optic connection enables faster voice transfer unlike satellite, which has an average response time of 650 milliseconds, thus introducing some delays in our voice communication.
Things are about to change for these internet users in Somaliland very soon weather be residential user or business user.