Today we learned the news that the DRC will be the last African country to be connected to the project WACS, a fibre-optics high speed internet cable running from London to Cape Town and connecting all African countries with an eastern coast, including normally
the DRC. See
here for the original article in french.
The construction works for the so - called encrage point (point of arrival) of the cable have not been completed however. This probably has to do with squabbles around who will be responsible for the exploitation of the cable in the feature. An important
issue with an expected income of 30 to 40 million US $ per month!
Let's hope they get their act together and connect ASAP the DRC to this cable.
However not everything will be arranged, far from. The cable will arrive in Congo's capital, Kinshasa. From there on it should now be connecting other cities in the DRC. But here we are talking about internal investments which are probably too high both
for the country to bear as well as regarding the low number of Internet connexions in some cities, including our focus city Kisangani.
This means slow Internet in Kisangani will be the baseline for years to come. It is now up to us to increase to a maximum possible the number of Internet users in the town so the demand for high speed, fibre-optic powered Internet will get louder in the