Facebook to deploy optical fiber in Uganda

Facebook signed an agreement with Airtel Uganda and Bandwidth and Cloud Services Group (BGS), for the installation of 800 km of fiber optic in Uganda. Earlier in August this year, Facebook threatened to suspend investments in the country due to a social media tax that was imposed by government.

This agreement initiated by Mr Kojo Boaky (Facebook African Public Policy Manager) was signed in the presence of government representatives  and the CEOs of Airtel and BGS.

The project will provide Internet access to rural communities and backhaul connectivity for 3 million citizens nable future cross-border connectivity to neighbouring countries.