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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
Added by Mwende Njiraini on February 1, 2013 at 3:00pm — No Comments
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
Added by Mwende Njiraini on May 4, 2012 at 4:02pm — No Comments
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
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
Added by Mwende Njiraini on December 2, 2011 at 7:03am — No Comments
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
Cybersecurity is a growing global concern as critical infrastructure and services including financial, energy, telecommunication and transport increasingly becoming internet-dependent. Deterring cybercrime is an integral component of a national cybersecurity and critical information infrastructure protection (CIIP) strategy.
The formulation and implementation of a cybersecurity strategy requires a comprehensive approach that involves the adoption of appropriate…Continue
There is now global recognition of the central role of the Internet in social and economic development. This realisation is influencing government policies to improve access to affordable internet services. To achieve this objective governments have pursued liberalisation and privatisation strategies to improve the state of telecommunication network infrastructure and services while the industry is employing strategies that will give them competitive…Continue
Added by Mwende Njiraini on July 12, 2011 at 9:33am — No Comments
These are excerpts from BBC News:
The (Egyptian) government says it is open to dialogue but also warned of "decisive measures" as the fourth day of violent protests loomed…
Widespread disruption has been reported to the internet and mobile phone messaging services…..the Facebook and Twitter social websites had been disrupted along with mobile phone messaging, followed by loss of many internet services….3G was not working and SMS messages were…Continue