Institutions benefiting from fibre optic cable

Following the installation of the nationwide optic fibre cable, various institutions that are directly connected to it have begun enjoying the benefits.  Speaking to The New Times, yesterday, Innocent Nzamwita, the Director of ICT in Directorate of Immigration, said that connection to the cable has enabled the institution to have a stable internet connection. “Since the internet is now faster, we have boosted the communication between our head office and the upcountry branches,” he said.
The rollout of the fibre optic cable across the country has enhanced services at different institutions. The New Times/ File photo
The rollout of the fibre optic cable across the country has enhanced services at different institutions. The New Times/ File photo

Following the installation of the nationwide optic fibre cable, various institutions that are directly connected to it have begun enjoying the benefits.

Speaking to The New Times, yesterday, Innocent Nzamwita, the Director of ICT in Directorate of Immigration, said that connection to the cable has enabled the institution to have a stable internet connection.

“Since the internet is now faster, we have boosted the communication between our head office and the upcountry branches,” he said.

Nzamwita stressed that the cable had increased bandwidth and now the institution accesses high speed internet connection.

 “The cable has enabled our institution to perform various tasks with ease, including the online application for travel documents, which has saved time,” he noted.

Fred Gashemeza, the Director General in Charge of ICT in the Judiciary, observed that with fibre optic, more options are now available.

 “Now it’s much easier to have relevant applications in the judiciary, for instance, the use of video conference, which is currently operational in the Supreme Court, Commercial High Court of Nyamirambo and four High Court chambers in all the provinces in the country,” he explained.

“When we want to connect from one court to another using video link, it becomes easy and fast; thanks to the fibre optic cable.”

Gashemeza stated that since they would interconnect the network cable to 22 courts in the country, the judiciary would be under one network, which would enhance service delivery.

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