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TRA reveals expected FedNET completion date for UAE

traThe Telecommunications Regulatory Authority has said it expects the first ever Electronic Federal Network (FedNET) in the United Arab Emirates to be established by July 2015.

FedNET aims to provide high speed connectivity and integration between the various e-government systems of UAE government departments.

The network hopes to connect all federal institutions in a way that raises efficiency and reduces costs, and achieve a faster transition to smart government.

“This project falls in line with the wider UAE mgovernment Initiative and seeks to create the necessary national infrastructure to enable the provision of all government services via mobile platforms,” said H.E. Hamad Obaid Al Mansoori, mGovernment Director. ”The project embodies the directives of our wise leadership which has instructed all UAE government entities to collaborate and enhance levels of service delivery. These efforts are also focused at making the best use of modern technological advancements to serve the UAE citizens, residents and visitors.

“FedNET will provide a shared database and a secure electronic hosting service. Both are required to complete the full integration of the various entities that form the UAE government through one central mobile network and integrated website.”

This project is divided into two main phases. Firstly, building the network’s technical centre and secondly, rolling out the pilot exercise measuring connectivity. Both these phases are expected to be accomplished during the last week of October this year, and the TRA looks forward to finalising the entire project of connecting the 42 federal entities by end of July next year.

“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,” said Saeed Belhoul, Director, e-Government Operations. “This electronic connectivity project further establishes the concept of unified access and will allow all customers to access their personal accounts at various government entities using the same user name and password.”

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