A few things to consider (and expand on at a later date):
- Wired across an ocean doesn’t mean wired across land. We still need to consider the cost of establishing a wired infrastructure versus a wireless one over the continent of Africa.
- 1.2TBps. While there are roughly over 124,000,000 people in East Africa, let’s assume that less than 10% of them use this service constantly. This bandwidth is reduced to about 104 kBps per person…. probably, on a good day as well. Still, not bad, but with cell phones and other computing technologies being disseminated, will this rate prove to be sufficient in a few years?
- What’s the cost for maintenance? Who’s footing the bill? This service must be cheaper than satellite but how does the bandwidth scale through the existing infrastructure? What do those 124e6 people experience?