High-speed satellite for Tanzania's corporates

Vizada Networks has signed an agreement through its subsidiary in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, to connect to the Seacom submarine fibre optic cable which provides high-capacity bandwidth along the east coast of Africa.

The connection in Dar Es Salaam is now fully operational and enables Vizada Networks to offer a complete high-speed communications service to customers in Tanzania, combining high-bandwidth and low-latency terrestrial fibre with the reliable support of a satellite network.
“If a fair deal is to be reached here in Copenhagen, it must reflect Africa’s right to survive,” said Dominic Walubengo Wandera, from one of MS ActionAid’s partners in Kenya. “African countries are among the most vulnerable to the effects of climate change so their voices must be heard.”
At a recent press conference, a spokesperson from the Africa Group said, “When the Kyoto Protocol came into force, it set a speed limit for getting results. It’s as though somebody woke up one day and said we don’t need those rules any more.”
The Africa Group wants to see new commitments on emission reductions from rich countries. They are concerned that rich countries are attempting to move away from the Kyoto Protocol, the only existing legally-binding climate treaty. The Copenhagen round of negotiations launched a twin track approach back in 2007. One track was designed to secure a second period of emission reductions from rich countries under the Kyoto Protocol. The second track was designed to include the US in an international framework and provide developing countries with finance and technology to combat climate change.
“To date, rich countries have failed to come up with targets so progress under the Kyoto talks has been slow to non-existent. They need to act now to prevent Copenhagen from turning into a farce,” said Tom Sharman, ActionAid’s climate justice coordinator.

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