Kenya ICT Articles & Analysis

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Government plans to establish Kenya as the “silicon savannah” received a boost with the awarding of a $390m contract to build key infrastructure for Konza Technopolis, a master-planned property development targeting Kenya’s ICT sector.

 

What reforms could promote the development of the ICT sector at the start-up level?

 

Kenya’s telecommunications sector plays an important role in the country’s economy, benefitting from decades of infrastructure investment, early adoption of next-generation mobile broadband services and rapid growth in the mobile money transfer segment, with Kenya pioneering the latter. The industry as a whole has been on an upward trajectory...

 

How would you rate the competitiveness of the telecoms sector in Kenya?

 

Kenya’s IT sector has risen to become an important contributor to economic growth, as the expansion of mobile broadband, WiMAX and fibre optic networks has driven internet usage and subscribership in recent years. Rising private sector investment in new IT infrastructure will support the government’s efforts to achieve universal internet...

 

In what ways can mobile operators encourage higher levels of data consumption?