1-GOV.net is a secure government cloud consisting of software, hardware and network infrastructure offering shared services to the whole of the Federal Government of Nigeria. As part of the 1-GOV.net initiative Galaxy Backbone deployed the following:
A private government network: With over 3,600 locations connected nationwide by optical fiber and VSAT links – covering over 85% of documented MDAs – in a secure, exclusive network, 1-GOV.net creates for the first time, a private government network for the Federal Government of Nigeria.
A secure Government Data Center: 1-GOV.net also features a 300 terabytes capacity government datacenter linked up to over 150 MDA Headquarters by optical fiber. This DataCenter and the connectivity network recently received an ISO 27001 certification for the Information Security Management System.
Collaboration Services: 1-GOV.net also features Government Wide Messaging and Collaboration systems. Currently, over 64,000 mail boxes have been deployed for civil servants and more mail boxes are being provisioned. Collaboration services enable Government workers to work together across agencies and departments without having to be in the same room.
Unified Communication Services: As part of the 1-GOV.net initiative, Galaxy Backbone has also deployed over 500 unified communication nodes for the Federal Government. Inter-Agency voice and video conferencing is now feasible over the deployed infrastructure, taking away the stress of travelling across the city and in some cases, outside the capital for short meetings.