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In his article “The Bane of “Consultants” on African Telcos fortunes”, Tom Makau states that investors have made a big mistake by formulating a single strategy for “Africa” assuming there exists a homogenous economic entity called the “African market”. The African continent as far as geo-political boundaries, economic zoning has widely varying tax policies and regulatory…Continue
Posted on February 1, 2013 at 3:00pm
Assessment of the impact of Internet Exchange Points – empirical study of Kenya and Nigeria - a study done by ISOC shows the Kenya Internet Exchange Point (KIXP) currently localizes approximately 1Gbit/s of peak traffic, reduces latency from 200-600 ms to 2-10 ms to 2-10ms allowing ISPs to save almost $1.5 million per year on international connectivity.
On the other hand, the Internet Exchange Point of Nigeria (IXPN)…Continue
Posted on May 4, 2012 at 4:02pm
According to Tom Makau, the existing telco business model in Kenya is under threat.
Despite the exponential growth of the mobile internet it has the potential to diminishing marginal returns on investments thus the need cleverly craft triple play bundles. Additionally, the regulator is making the environment more difficult with other measures including…Continue
Posted on May 3, 2012 at 11:02am — 1 Comment
Once again, many companies in the telecoms and information and communications technology (ICT) sector are facing the spectre of …… the International Telecommunication Union (ITU)) regulating critically important aspects of the internet........
….in December 2012, the ITU will be holding a major treaty-writing conference in Dubai......(World Conference on International Telecommunications…Continue
Posted on December 2, 2011 at 7:03am
It was like a dream come true…… the 6th Internet Governance Forum (IGF11) was held in my home town, Nairobi!
The relaxed space that is the United Nations Office at Nairobi (UNON) facilities, offered speakers and participants a serene environment for rather hurried discussions on access, development, freedoms and innovation at time-limited…Continue
Posted on October 28, 2011 at 9:04am — 2 Comments