The Government of Tanzania constructed a National ICT Broadband Backbone (NICTBB) connecting all Regions in Tanzania and cross boarder connectivity to Zambia, Malawi, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda and Burundi. The NICTBB has a total length of 7 910 Km. The aim of NICTBB is to connect all neighboring countries. Now the government is planning to connect Mozambique to enable access of submarine cables landed in both countries. This connect will increase the reliability of the sea cables in the SADC and EAC regions.
Among others, the main project objectives are to:
• Provide connectivity to Mozambique so that they can have access to sea cables of EASS and SEACOM landed at Dar es salaam and also Tanzania will have access to sea cables landed in Mozambique
• Create resilience of international connectivity in SADC and EAC regions.