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Re: Zimbabwe satellite service shutdown for non-payment

  • From: Joe Abley
  • Date: Tue Sep 19 08:26:17 2006

On 2006-09-19, at 03:59, Brandon Galbraith wrote:

Does any fiber run into Zimbabwe? Or is everything via satellite?
Having fibre to your neighbiour is the exception in Africa, not the rule.

There has to be a remaining uplink (albeit low-capacity) if nameservers within the country are still accessible.
There's more than one satellite operator with footprints that cover Zimbabwe.