NITA-U Board Members inspect NBI Phase 3 completed works

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Phase III on the NBI was completed and commissioned in December, 2016. In order to familiarize the Members of the NITA-U Board with Phase III an inspection was conducted on along Kampala-Masaka-Mutukula, Mbarara-Kabale-Katuna routes.

This exercise also included visits to transmission sites and engagements with various Ministries, Departments, Agencies [MDA] and Local Governments [LG] utilizing services through the NBI to appreciate their experience and identify areas for potential improvement in order to meet their demands.

 

With the completion of Phase III of the National Backbone Infrastructure (NBI) we have established connectivity to two additional border points of Uganda with, Tanzania at Mutukula and Rwanda at Katuna. Under the same Phase, NITA-U extended connectivity to seventy nine 79 MDAs and LG sites along the Western route

These entities are now able to access and utilize internet bandwidth and lease line services through the NBI. Additional support is being provided through the development, maintenance websites as well as capacity building of personnel in MDAs and LGs.

The MDAs and LGs connected to the NBI will from 1st July, 2017 benefit from drastically reduced internet bandwidth costs from USD300 to USD 190 as a result of the procurement of bulk internet bandwidth by NITA-U under RCIP.

With all the initiatives mentioned above, MDAs and LGs will be in position to effectively and efficiently deliver services to citizens on behalf of the Government thus improving quality of lives.