Thursday, 8 April 2010

A white elephant in Uganda

Get your country, schools and teachers ready before introducing computer assisted teaching and learning in the classroom - see our 'IT and ICT harmonised'. Too many things can go wrong!

Uganda lays wrong ICT cable
By Vision Reporter, Sunday, 4th April, 2010

UGANDA is laying the wrong fibre optic cable for the national backbone infrastructure - local and international experts have said. 

Uganda is using the G652 type whereas it should be using G655 for the kind of data Uganda will need to transmit. 

But despite instructions from the Ministry of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) and Parliament to halt the second phase until the technical issues have been resolved, the Chinese company, Huawei Technologies, has refused to stop. 

Every day the works continue, the company is using up more of the $106m (sh212b) for what experts say will prove to be a 'white elephant'. 

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