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Broadband pipe brings internet to Africa

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Noor Mahmoud runs the station in Mombasa where the Seacom cable, which brings relatively fast internet from Asia to Africa, comes ashore.

A test when the BBC was there showed download speeds of around 256Kb per second - better than what was on offer before, but some way from broadband seen elsewhere in the world.

Rory Cellan-Jones took a look at how the cable works.

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