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Uganda: Infocom upgrading Kampala’s International Internet gateway

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The aim is to connect far more Ugandans to cheaper and more reliable internet.

Owned by Liquid Telecom, Ugandan operator Infocom has revealed that it is set to perform a major upgrade on its international internet gateway. According to the company, it has installed technology that is able to provide 16 times more international internet capacity.

The company revealed that one of the major upgrades is the installation of DWDM Alcatel (Core Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing system) designed for long-haul and ultra long-haul optical networking applications.

According to Duncan Namuhani, network manager at the company: “The aim is to connect far more Ugandans to cheaper and more reliable internet.”

Namuhani stated that: “This is the most advanced technology in the market and has increased the company’s Internet capacity 16-fold. We were initially using an SDH router with a capacity of 10Gig, but the new DWDM has a capacity of 160Gig.”

Liquid Telecom’s recent investment in the country is posed to breathe a new life into the Internet industry in Uganda as well as the East African region. According to the company, it has its own fibre ring drawing on all five undersea cables entering East Africa, and linking Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda and Tanzania.

Liquid Telecom’s fibre connection from Kenya to Uganda, via Tororo, goes westwards into Rwanda across the Katuna border. The connection in Rwanda the goes onto Tanzania and back to Kenya to the five submarine connections that enter via Mombasa. If however there is any cut in the connection on the route to Kampala, the connection through Tanzania automatically kicks in and backs up data.

Darryl Linington

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