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.

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Sun 21 Mar 2010 13:05 GMT

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