Region: Africa | Country : Democratic Republic of Congo

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VisionNet is an Africa-based organization that offers a large range of high-speed wireless Internet services to customers in Bunia and Goma in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). They also offer satellite Internet access across the DRC. Launched in 2015, Pocket Cyber Café is a service that aims to provide low-cost Internet connectivity via Wi-Fi hotspots at rural universities in the DRC. The target audience is the student population on campus in rural areas, but the service also extends to private access points for small business owners, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), and others in need of service. Each university has customer-provided equipment (CPE) that receives broadcasts from a central signal from the main transmitter, and transmitted to numerous hotspots across campuses. Five universities are currently using the service that is supported by Microsoft’s Affordable Access Initiative.

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