During the three (3) day, 2nd annual Indo-Africa ICT Expo & Forum, that was held at the Kenyatta International Convention Centre in Nairobi, Deputy Minister of ICT & Postal services of South Sudan, HON. Akol Paul Kordit, said South Sudan will prioritize connection of Juba to the Ugandan border when they start the construction of their Broadband infrastructure.
“A major enabling environment is the Broadband infrastructure, although the country is not yet connected to the international undersea Fiber Optic cables, there are plans and projects identified (to address the issue),” Mr. Kordit said during the event.
Mr. Kordit said that for the construction of the Broadband infrastructure, the priority will be given to connecting the Ugandan border to South Sudan and also to the construction of the Juba Metropolitan ring.
He further said that the strategy that the South Sudan Government has been using has been propose for the development of the broadband infrastructure namely; international regional cross border with connection to the Kenyan border, Ethiopian border, South Sudanese border, connection with central Africa republic border and also connection to the West Africa undersea cables.
He said that currently the Government is reviewing proposals for South Sudan’s National Optic Fibre Backbone which is set to start construction before 2018.
“We also plan to connect states capitals and other major Urban towns in South Sudan. We also plan to create Metropolitan rings among major cities,” he continued.