Vodacom signs contract to use NICTBB to enhance rural connectivity

22 Apr 2022

Vodacom Tanzania has signed a contract with the National Information Communication and Technology Broadband Backbone (NICTBB) worth USD4.59 million that will allow it to use the state-owned fibre-optic infrastructure to enhance connectivity in rural Tanzania. The development follows an initial investment of USD6.22 million in October 2021 and is set to expand internet access to remote areas of the country, enabling more people to access digital facilities, such as health services, education and agricultural, as well as furthering the growth of financial inclusion nationally. The deal is set to improve Vodacom’s voice and data traffic across Lake Zone, Central Zone and Southern Zone in a bid to transform the country into a knowledge-based society through the application of ICT. Vodacom says it has been a key stakeholder in the usage of NICTBB infrastructure, which is managed by Tanzania Telecommunication Corporation, since 2012, having signed capacity leasing contracts worth USD50 million.

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