Phase 2 of Tanzania network complete
| Feb. 27, 2012, 12:41 p.m.
By Hudson Kazonta, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
The second phase of the Tanzania National Fibre Optic Network will be complete in March this year, delivering nationwide coverage.
According to the Ministry for Communication, Science and Technology, the first phase of the project involved linking the neighboring countries of Rwanda, Burundi and Malawi.
After the second phase which connects all regions, the third phase will involve connecting fibre optic networks to all districts, which will make it possible to have the whole country connected with network by the end of this year.
The Tanzania Government is set to spend over USD189 million on laying the national fibre optic network.
The government says the new network will boost internet speeds and lower the cost of making calls nationwide and internationally.
According to ITU , Tanzania has 4,932,535 Internet users which is equal to 11.5% of its population.