Kenya's ICT infrastructure gets boost

9 February 2011

Kenya's ICT infrastructure is set to receive a boost as a second high-bandwidth provider is emerging.

Jamii Telecom is going to deliver fibre to the home (FTTH) for the first time in Sub-Saharan African, reports.

It means individuals will have access to the internet, VoIP and video applications.

General manager John Kamau said: "We asked ourselves what is the next big application? We though a Gigabit Passive Optical Network enabling FTTH would draw new excitement."

The group has been carrying out trials in Nairobi for over 18 months to ensure the scheme will work.

Mr Kamau told the news provider the philosophy of his company is one of "open access" as it tries to develop the new market.

It comes after the World Bank Group noted the ICT revolution in Africa is only just underway.

Managing director Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala stated developing countries are set to see the power that can be derived from this type of technology.

Category: ICT

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