Burundi Backbone System

Client:

Burundi Backbone System SM

Date:

2013

Location:

Burundi

Sector:

ICT

Amount:

US$ 13.26 million

Services:

  • Long-term Financing
  • Guarantee Facility
  • Performance Guarantee

Description:

Burundi Backbone Services is a fully integrated multi-technology network cable that connects the optic fibre ring around Burundi to other optic fibre systems in the region, such as EASSY, SEACOM and TEAMS. The cable is approximately 1,250 km. long. The installation of a fibre optic cable connects all 17 provinces of Burundi and 6 border points and will link Burundi to the rest of the world.

Impact:

The project has significant development impact by increasing Burundi’s internet penetration level. It further facilitates e-government, tele-medicine and providing connectivity to rural areas.