Project Link to take faster internet to Kampala

Google has announced Project Link, an initiative to build a super-fast, high-capacity fibre network to enable any local mobile operator or Internet service provider (ISP) to connect more people in Kampala to a faster, more reliable Internet. Google says it chose to build in the modern capital of Kampala, Uganda, a dense urban centre where over three million people are currently limited to pre-broadband speeds.

In its Africa blog, Google says Project Link’s network is available to connect providers to long-distance fibre lines, equipping them with near-unlimited capacity to build and expand services to Ugandans.

Google says: “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.”

Project Link enables local providers to offer new mobile data plans or high-speed Internet for office buildings and universities, and support newer technologies as they come to market.

 

Google's Project Link to boost internet use in Kampala.

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