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TRA Establishes First Federal Electronic Network
FedNET provides a shared environment across UAE government entities
January 22, 2014 5:24 by kippreport
Part of the initiatives falling under the ‘m-government’ transformation roadmap, the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) revealed the timeframe of establishing the first ever Electronic Federal Network (FedNET) in the UAE. FedNET will provide high-speed connectivity and integration between the various e-government systems of UAE government departments. The network will connect all federal institutions in a way that raises efficiency and reduces costs; it will also help achieve a faster transition to smart government.
“This project falls in line with the wider UAE m-government Initiative and seeks to create the necessary national infrastructure to enable the provision of all government services via mobile platforms, ” says HE Hamad Obaid Al Mansoori, m-government Director.
The project implementation started in the beginning of 2014 and is likely to be completed over a period of 18 months.
“The giant leap from e-government to smart government confirms the UAE’s growing stature and showcases the sincere efforts being made by its leadership to ensure sustainable progress,” says Saeed Belhoul, director of e-government operations.
This project is divided into two main phases – building the network’s technical centre and rolling out the pilot exercise measuring connectivity. Both of these phases will be accomplished during the last week of October this year, and connecting the 42 federal entities will take place by the end of July 2015.