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These are considerations shared with the ICT Advisory Committee Advisory Committee on COVID-19 in Kenya when selecting ICT innovation to mitigate COVID-19, based on examples from various countries.
ICT innovation to mitigate COVID-19 should address the following:
Posted on May 12, 2020 at 11:37pm
Cloud computing is said to present numerous advantages including reduced capital costs associated with IT resources and equipment as well as flexibility - the ability to scale up or down IT applications, platform or infrastructure on demand.
Cloud computing services such as Communications-as-a-Service (CaaS) support the “dematerialization” - the replacement of atoms with bits - potentially reduce carbon emissions hence promoting sustainable consumption and development by using…Continue
Posted on October 1, 2019 at 12:54pm
One of the great policy and governance questions of today and the future is how to provide Internet to all of humanity (Sambuli, 2016). Various strategies are being deployed to connect the “next billion” Internet users - most of whom are in Asia, Africa and Latin America.
In Kenya the government has created an enabling environment that has allowed network operators to make significant investment in infrastructure to meet the ever growing consumer demand for high speed broadband…Continue
Posted on May 5, 2016 at 3:46pm
Airtel, a mobile Operator in Kenya has launched the Airtel UnlimiNet, a mobile data plan a zero rated plan that enables subscribers to download and upload online content without incurring data usage charges or having their usage counted against data usage limits. This means that subscribers can keep browsing (Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp,…Continue
Posted on April 2, 2015 at 11:00am
For the thousands of residents in Hiran, Middle and Lower Jubba regions who have been unable to access the internet on their mobile phones for the past two weeks, al-Shabaab's internet blackout represents a new burden in life, one that makes communicating with loved ones around the world a nearly impossible endeavour....…Continue
Posted on February 14, 2014 at 2:29pm — 1 Comment