Pan African Telecommunications Network (PANAFTEL)
Réseau panafricain de télécommunications
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1973, on setting up of a Regional Coordinating Committee responsible to the African governments, following meeting called by B-XB2622 - International Telecommunication Union (ITU), 30 Nov-11 Dec 1972, Addis Ababa (Ethiopia). Establishment followed the work of 'Sous-Commission pour l'Afrique de la Commission mondiale UIT, CCITT/CCIR', set up 1960, which became 'Commission du plan pour l'Afrique de l'Union internationale des télécommunications'. Its first meeting, Jan 1962, Dakar (Senegal), agreed the initial 'Dakar Plan'; the Plan was revised in 1967, Addis Ababa, when a 'Plan général du réseau PANAFTEL' was agreed.
Original Steering Committee comprised: F-XF0018 - African Development Bank (ADB); ITU; H-XD3027 - Organization of African Unity (OAU); H-XD6524 - Pan-African Telecommunication Union (PATU); E-XE4174 - United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA). Currently coordinated by D-XD6386 - African Telecommunications Union (ATU).
Enable African countries south of the Sahara to communicate directly with one another without transit through switching centres located outside the African continent.
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A project rather than an institution, coordinated by ATU through Coordination Committees (4) for Western, Central, Southern and Eastern, and Northern Africa.
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