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Intra-Africa Optical Fibre Network map updated

According to an article posted by, a second version of the Intra-Africa optical fibre network map produced by UbuntuNet Alliance has been published. This follows an extensive exercise carried out in 2012 by Donna Namujju with the help of Steve Song of

Unlike the first version of the map published in 2011, which was accessible as a PDF or as a KML file only, the new version is more detailed and has more fibre links added to it. The map makes use of Bing Maps and offers some interactivity. You can click on a particular link for details, and you can measure the distance of a particular link.

The Intra-Africa Optical Fibre Network map is produced by UbuntuNet Alliance with funding from IDRC. It is published under a Creative Commons 3.0. Licence. Research was conducted by Donna Namujju and Steve Song, whereas mapping was done by Teddy Nakato.

To interact with the map, click here.

Posted by on 18/06/13

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