The government of Tanzania is set to put up an Internet Data Centre (IDC) at Kijitonyama, in Kinondoni municipality, Dar es Salaam worth million (nearly 200bn/-) , a move that is widely seen as able to propel the country to ICT hub status.
The country’s Minister for Communications, Science and Technology Prof Makame Mbarawa said: “Cellular network companies will soon no longer depend on other country’s data centres thanks to this centre, which will also be used by other East African countries.”
The Daily News Tanzania, the move will come in the wake of the country signing an agreement with Huawei Company to facilitate it realize its development Vision 2025 through ICT. Huawei will act as an ICT advisor to the government within the agreement.
“Huawei will provide the government with advisory service on ICT. The company will also facilitate training, education, summit and exhibitions on ICT,” said Prof Mbarawa shortly after signing the MoU.
Huawei Managing Director, Mr Zhang Yongquan said:“We are thankful to the long lasting trust from the government and our telecom customers for the continued support they give us.”