Uganda’s President Museveni has inaugurated the country’s fourth national fibre-optic network rollout project. The deployment of the new infrastructure covering the West Nile and Karamoja regions was begun in May 2019 and construction was completed in March this year. 1,590km of fibre network has been installed by Huawei under the supervision of the Uganda National Information Technology Authority (NITA-U), with funding from the World Bank.
Districts covered by the rollout include Pakwach, Nebbi, Arua, Yumbe, Koboko, Adjumani, Katakwi, Oraba, Vurra and Mpondwe. NITA-U had previously connected 39 districts under the first three phases of its backbone rollout, offering access to government offices and public buildings such as schools and hospitals.