The impact of NICTBB in facilitating the E-Services and M-Services in Tanzania

Pazi, Shaban Msafiri and Chatwin, Chris (2014) The impact of NICTBB in facilitating the E-Services and M-Services in Tanzania. International Journal of Social, Human Science and Engineering, 8 (3). pp. 186-192. ISSN 1307-6892

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Abstract

—ICT services are a key element of communications
and important for socio-economic development. In recognition of the importance of this, the Tanzanian Government started to implement a National ICT Broadband Infrastructure Fibre Optic Backbone (NICTBB) in 2009; this development was planned to be implemented in four phases using an optical dense wavelength division
multiplexing (DWDM) network technology in collaboration with the Chinese Government through the Chinese International Telecommunications Construction Corporation (CITCC) under a bilateral agreement. This paper briefly explores the NICTBB network technologies implementation, operations and Internet bandwidth costs. It also provides an in depth assessment of the delivery of ICT services such as e-services and m-services in both urban and rural
areas following commissioning of the NICTBB system. Following quantitative and qualitative approaches, the study shows that there have been significant improvements in utilization efficiency, effectiveness and the reliability of the ICT service such as e-services
and m-services the NICTCBB was commissioned.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: NICTBB, DWDM, Optic Fibre, Internet, ICT services, e-services, m-services.
Schools and Departments: School of Engineering and Informatics > Engineering and Design
Subjects: H Social Sciences
Q Science
T Technology
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Depositing User: Chris Chatwin
Date Deposited: 01 Jul 2015 10:24
Last Modified: 08 Mar 2017 07:01
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/55077

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