Kenya ICT project begins roll-out

15 April 2010

ICT in Kenya should be available to more of the population by the end of they year, according to government legislation.

The Kenya Communication Amendment Act 2009 means the country's telecoms firms must create a number of digital villages.

And there will be at least five digital centres providing internet connectivity in each constituency by the end of the year, Business Daily reported.

Zain Kenya, Telkom Kenya, Safaricom and Essar telecoms must all implement the scheme and Safaricom has already established 500 digital centres.

Paul Kukubo, chief executive of the Kenya ICT board charged with establishing the centres, explained some 1,000 youngsters have been trained and could receive loans to establish the hubs in the future.

Safaricom notes it provides broadband high-speed data by operating through a 3G network, Wimax and fibre.

According to Business Daily, the firm has used 3G technology in the centres already established in order to create faster connectivity to the internet.

Category: ICT

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