Pan-African company Seacom to supply broadband in Mozambique

1 February 2012

Maputo, Mozambique, 1 Feb – Pan-African telecommunications company Seacom plans to provide broadband to Mozambique for a 20-year period under the terms of a contract signed in Maputo, the company said in a statement published on its website.

Under the terms of a deal, Seacom will provide broadband Internet access to government institutions linked to GovNet and higher education institutions linked to MoRENet.

GovNet aims to link all government institutions on a central, provincial and local level through a single private data communications network.

Evaristo Baquete, the permanent secretary of the Ministry for Science and Technology, who signed the contract on behalf of the Mozambican government, said at the time that, “the Mozambican government plans to build an accessible and high quality data network as a vital tool for the country to achieve high levels of development.” (macauhub)