The e-Government Agency established Government Communication Network (GovNet) which is a secured and affordable shared network communication across the Government to facilitate communication.
To date 72 MDAs and 77 LGAs are connected to the network. Some MDAs such as Vice President’s Office, Prime Minister’s Office, Ministry of Works, Communication and Transport, Ministry of Health, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and East Africa Community, Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment, Ministry of Home Affairs in Dodoma are connected to GovNet.
In that regard, the 77 LGAs are across 20 Regions and within each region the connected sites are the Regional Hospital, the Regional Secretariat Office, The District Council and the Municipal or City Council.
In addition, Network Operating Center (NOC) was established for 24/7 centralized network monitoring, problems reporting and incident response. GovNet and Tanzania Internet Exchange (TIX) have a direct connection of 1Gbps link with average utilization of 0.85Gbps which improve local service availability to local service providers by keeping local contents local within the country.
i) The infrastructure reduces communication costs incurred by the government,
ii) Improves electronic communication (data, voice and video).
iii) Increases internet speed.
iv) Enables use of shared ICT systems.
v) Enhances work efficiency and improves service delivery to the public.
vi) Public servants in different institutions can communicate one another and the call appears as if is made to an extension within the building.
vii) The IP telephone system enables institutions to hold tele-meetings.