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The Ministry of Communication, Science and Technology in Tanzania will introduce guidelines requiring land developers to install facilities for the National Fibre Optic Cable Network while building houses.
The proposed guidelines are an effort to facilitate telecommunication and computer networking and maximise the National ICT Broadband Backbone to improve social and economic development in the country.
Daily News reports Makame Mbarawa, minister for communication, science and technology, said: “This will help members of the public enjoy ICT services including e-learning, e-health and e-commerce anywhere.”
Speaking at the opening of the country’s Homes Expo in Dar es Salaam, Mbarawa said the event, which is held annually, will help the public get significant information on house construction.
The guidelines, once in place, will mean all new houses constructed be incorporated with the fibre optic cables to enhance usage of ICT applications among the general public.