News update Telecoms and ICT in Africa – Issue No 90 on 14 December 2001

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ERITREA - AFRICA’S SLOWEST INTERNET ADAPTOR STARTS TO MAKE PROGRESS

14 December 2001

Although slow to adopt the internet, Eritrea is now finding that initial demand for connectivity exceeds gateway capacity. As the technology resource person for a USAID project this year Carole Roberts describes recent developments and the future plans to meet the new demand.   As the last African country to get connected to the internet, Eritrea achieved full Internet connectivity last November 2000 with the launch of the USAID Leland Internet gateway (http://www.usaid.gov/leland/eriindex.htm). Overall, the growth and impact of connectivity in Eritrea has continued into 2001, but the unanticipated initial demand for connectivity exceeded gateway capacity. USAID responded with a…