Rwanda (Part 2): Strike up the Bandwidth!
Global Business continues it's series of reports from Rwanda this week, with a look at the country's plans for wiring up.
Rwanda plans to become a 'middle income' country by 2020 and the internet is an important plank on which the government plans to build it's new economy.
The government has recently completed a $50m deal with Korea Telecom, which will mean wireless broadband will reach out across the whole country. On top of which they are rolling out a nationwide 'one laptop per child' plan.
But can this rush to join the wired up world produce the results Rwanda wants, and what will the leap forward mean for a mainly agricultural economy?
Peter Day hears from the decision makers about the policy, and those putting the plans in to practice in Rwanda.