Services

Bulk Internet

PROVISION OF INTERNET BANDWIDTH THROUGH THE NATIONAL DATA TRANSMISSION BACKONE INFRASTRUCTURE (NBI)

 

One of the services, being provisioned by the National Information Technology Authority-Uganda (NITA-U) through the National Data Transmission Backbone Infrastructure (NBI) to the Government Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) and Local Governments (LGs) is INTERNET BANDWIDTH.

 

Unified Messaging Collaboration Services (UMCS)

One of the pillars of the IT Services Rationalization Strategy is the promotion of Unified Messaging and Collaboration Services (UMCS) within Government entities. It is in this regard that, NITA-U has initiated the implementation of a Unified Messaging and Collaboration system for the Government of Uganda. This is intended to enhance communication and collaboration among Government Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) and Local Governments (LGs) countrywide thereby reducing messaging and collaboration costs across Government by leveraging one shared platform.

Data Centre Services

It is within the mandate of NITA-U to promote e-Government across Government Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs); as a way of enhancing communication as well as reducing the cost of doing business. In 2012, Cabinet approved the Strategy for Rationalization of Information Technology (IT) Services; with five Strategies, whose objective, among others is to; standardize, streamline and harmonize the acquisition, deployment and disposal of IT services in Government to eliminate duplication; enhance information sharing and interoperability of e-government applications.

Software Licensing Service

One of the services being provided by the National Information Technology Authority-Uganda (NITA-U) to the Government Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) and Local Governments (LGs) is Bulk Software Licensing. The provision of bulk software Licensing is based on the Fifth Strategy for Rationalization of Information Technology (IT) Services which was approved by Cabinet in 2012. CURRENT STATUS

Information Access Centre (IAC)

The Government of Uganda with support from the Republic of Korea set up a high-tech modern Information Access Center (IAC) with an ICT training laboratory, an Internet Lounge, a seminar/conference room and an administrative office. The main objective of establishing the IAC is to harness information and communication revolution to improve productivity and the quality of life. Specifically, the IAC’s aim is to:  Create an environment to address the skills gap in eGovernment, and raise adoption of eGovernment services while promoting the use of ICT for development in Uganda;

Technical Support

In line with the functions and mandate, NITA-U is committed to providing technical support and guidance in the provision of IT Services. We currently provide technical support in Website Development, Information Systems development and implementation, IT Project Management, IT Business Analysis, training and capacity building.