In close collaboration with public and private sector, regional and international organizations and African countries, within the framework of this project the ITU intends to conduct feasibility studies and develop project documents aimed at investment for laying out broadband infrastructure within all African countries, with particular attention to underserved population in rural and remote areas. The feasibility studies will identify the specific needs of each participating country and determine the resources required for the expected level of connectivity. The key element of the project is providing detailed project documents that will help African countries building capacity; attracting investment for broadband infrastructure while sustaining a balance between achieving developmental goals and creating business opportunities.
The outputs of this project include:
• Feasibility studies focusing on development of a broadband backbone infrastructure for Africa and its countries;
• Feasibility studies focusing on access networks for connecting the rural and remote areas through wired and wireless communication systems;
• Bankable project documents on broadband backbone infrastructure and access networks in Africa for possible funding.