Tanzania's new optic fiber plant to speed up national ICT broadband backbone project

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DAR ES SALAAM, Dec. 3 (Xinhua) -- Tanzanian President Samia Suluhu Hassan on Friday launched a 9.4-million-U.S. dollar state-of-the-art optic fiber plant saying products to be manufactured by the plant will speed up execution of the National ICT Broadband Backbone project.

"Optic fiber to be locally produced by this plant will be used to speed up the implementation of the National ICT Broadband Backbone," President Hassan said when she launched Raddy Fiber Manufacturing Tanzania Limited in Mkuranga district in the Coast region.

The government of Tanzania is constructing the National Fiber Optic Cable network named National ICT Broadband Backbone with a view to achieving its ICT vision.

The infrastructure will enhance the usage of ICT applications for sustainable socio-economic development including implementation of e-government, e-learning, e-health, e-commerce, and much more locally and globally.

President Hassan said a feasibility study is underway to extend the National ICT Broadband Backbone to the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Ramadhan Millanzi, the founder and chief executive officer of Raddy Fiber Manufacturing Tanzania Limited, said the plant has a production capacity of 24,000 km of optic fiber annually.

Kundo Andrea, the Deputy Minister for Communications and Information Technology, said the National ICT Broadband Backbone will cover 15,000 km of the broadband backbone network by 2025.

Andrea said until now, more than 8,000 km of the project has already been completed. Enditem

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