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Icolo breaks ground on 27,000sqft Nairobi data centre. Published on 03 November 2016 By Tom Jackson Kenyan carrier neutral data centre provider Icolo has broken ground on a new 27,000sqft data centre in Nairobi, which will provide 800KW of IT load to customers.

Icolo breaks ground on 27,000sqft Nairobi data centre

The Kenya-based Icolo designs, builds and operates data centres, serving telecom carriers, ISPs and peering points, IT and cloud providers, content providers, and enterprise and financial services customers. Nairobi to host Africa's 1st roaming exchange hub to lower international voice, video costs. Kenya: Chinese Firm Drops Pay TV Prices to Better Serve Kenyans. Nairobi — Chinese telecom company StarTimes on Tuesday announced the alignment of its top satellite and terrestrial bouquets that will see a 40 percent and 29 percent drop in the cost of the monthly subscription for the two bouquets.

Kenya: Chinese Firm Drops Pay TV Prices to Better Serve Kenyans

StarTimes Vice President Mark Lisboa noted that the move is advised by the need to offer affordable digital television solutions for Kenyans in rural and urban areas through either the satellite or terrestrial platforms. High-speed Internet costs in Kenya set to drop - Business. Kenya govt gives go-ahead for security network. | Nov. 25, 2014, 10:15 a.m.

Kenya govt gives go-ahead for security network

Image: By BiztechAfrica Kenya govt gives go-ahead for security network. Digital switchover signals growth for Kenya, says GSMA. Tom Phillips, Chief Regulatory Officer, GSMA, offered the following statement regarding confirmation of the schedule for migrating from analogue to digital terrestrial television in Kenya: The GSMA congratulates the Government of Kenya and the Communications Authority of Kenya on finalising the schedule for the country's much-anticipated digital switchover1.

Digital switchover signals growth for Kenya, says GSMA

With all three phases to be completed by 30 March 2015, Kenya's announcement demonstrates a clear and welcome commitment to meeting the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) global digital migration deadline of 17 June 2015. Business - Kenya ranked most connected economy in Africa. BY Frankline Sunday Updated Wednesday, November 26th 2014 at 00:00 GMT +3 Kenya is the most regionally integrated economy in Africa, according to the second edition of the Visa Africa Integration Index.

Business - Kenya ranked most connected economy in Africa

The country leads the continent in the amount of business it conducts with her African counterparts, trouncing Ghana and South Africa as the window into Africa; owing to advancement in mobile technology and Internet connectivity. Kenya launches phase 2 of national fibre project. | Sept. 30, 2014, 8:46 a.m.

Kenya launches phase 2 of national fibre project

Image: By BiztechAfrica By Tom Jackson, South Africa. Kenya mobile subscribers top 31.8m. | July 28, 2014, 9:56 a.m.

Kenya mobile subscribers top 31.8m

Image: By BiztechAfrica The Communications Authority of Kenya reports that the number of mobile subscribers in Kenya rose 1.8 percent to reach 31.8 million in the first quarter of this year.In its quarterly review of the sector, the CAK said this trend is similar to those observed over the last two years where quarter-on-quarter growth has remained below 2 per cent. The same period of theprevious year had recorded a decline of 2.9 per cent. How a $7 USB is bringing personal computing to Kenya’s poor. Parent Category: Mobile Published on 15 May 2014.

How a $7 USB is bringing personal computing to Kenya’s poor

‘Kenya an early adopter of M2M in Africa’ Published on 28 May 2014 By Staff Writer Kenya is an early adopter of machine-to-machine (M2M) communication in Africa.

‘Kenya an early adopter of M2M in Africa’

This is according to the International Data Corporation (IDC) 'Annual Europe Middle East and Africa (EMEA) WAN Managers Study 2013 Survey,' which says 50% of Kenyan respondents said they have deployed M2M technologies while 27% are planning to use M2M in the next three years. Infographic: Kenya Cellular Mobile Services (Quarter 2) Kenya’s phone use key driver of Africa trade - Business_News. By JOSHUA MASINDE jmasinde@ke.nationmedia.com Kenya’s use of mobile phone services has been cited as among the key pillars of trade in Africa.

Kenya’s phone use key driver of Africa trade - Business_News

According to a statement from the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), African countries, including Kenya, have used information technology and mobile telephony services to enhance trade on the continent. Kenya a telecommunications powerhouse - report. Pyramid Research has described the Kenyan telecommunications sector as a powerhouse in Sub-Saharan Africa, based on network expansion and expected revenues over the next five years. “The Kenyan telecommunications market is one of the most dynamic in Sub-Saharan Africa. With four fiercely competing operators (Safaricom, Airtel Kenya, Orange Kenya and Yu), the successful mobile money applications led by M-Pesa and the imminent deployment of LTE in 2013, Kenya is a critical region market for investors, operators and vendors,” the report indicates. The Kenyan telecommunications market is set to see revenues of about KSh194 billion (US$1.7 billion) in 2017.

Rural Kenyans to benefit from Indigo Telecom’s white-space tech. Rural Kenyans will receive broadband Internet through new white-space technology being rolled out by Indigo Telecom, in the world’s first commercial launch of the technology. HumanIPO reported last week Indigo Telecom was developing a solar-powered wireless broadband network taking advantage of the new technology.

Speaking to HumanIPO, Peter Henderson, Indigo Telecom’s chief executive officer, explained how the technology is set to connect the expanses of Africa and change the lives of millions. “The most difficult challenges to providing internet connection in Africa are the lack of infrastructure and the distances,” said Henderson. “This technology will enable us to connect rural Africa.” Kenya launches the National ICT Masterplan. The Kenyan government’s effort towards transforming the country into a knowledge-based economy through digital empowerment has culminated with the launch of the first National ICT Masterplan. A five year plan that seeks to drive citizen adoption of the Vision 2030 priorities through ICT policies and initiatives (image: Shutterstock) A five year plan that seeks to drive citizen adoption of the Vision 2030 priorities through ICT policies and initiatives, the master plan projects that by 2017 Kenya’s ICT industry will be contributing an estimated US$2 billion (some 25 percent of Kenya’s GDP) and have created around 500 new tier-1 ICT companies and over 50,000 jobs.

“As a step towards its realization, the ministry is working on standardizing business processes and developing sub-plans that will allow the delivery of innovative public services within government” said Information and Communication Ps., Dr.Bitange Ndemo * Computer image via Shutterstock Staff writer. Local software developers to face new quality tests - Business_News. By CHARLES WOKABI cwokabi@ke.nationmedia.com Local software developers will be subjected to quality tests before being licensed as the Kenya ICT Board moves to instill professionalism in the software development industry. This will make it easy for employers to shop for reliable and competent software developers, contrary to the case in the past where sourcing for the latter heavily relied on their experience record. iPhone 5 to Launch in Kenya on December 21st. Finally Apple has revealed plan to launch iPhone 5 in Kenya on December 21. iPhone 5 feature 4-inch Retina display and an A6 chip meant to enhance the performance iPhone 5 comes in either black & slate or white & silver for a suggested retail price of $199 (US) for the 16GB model, $299 (US) for the 32GB model and $399 (US) for the 64GB model.

Orange Kenya is the carrier for iPhone in Kenya and I guess the phones will be available in their shops and Apple Online Store (www.apple.com) Other countries getting the phone at the same time will be Barbados, Botswana, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Egypt, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Madagascar, Mali, Mauritius, Morocco, Niger, Senegal, St. Kitts, St. Lucia, St.Vincent & the Grenadines, Tunisia, Uganda and Vietnam. IDC, Kenya’s ICT market will be worth USD 2 billion by 2015. International Data Corporation (IDC) predicts that Kenya’s ICT market size will be worth USD 2 billion in 2015. Free to Air Digital Decoders retailing at KSh. 6,000 as Nairobi switches in weeks. Zeitgeist 2012 – Google. L'année 2012 a été jalonnée de faits marquants : des compétitions sportives internationales, des élections historiques et toute une série d'événements importants. Sur ce site, nous avons analysé plus de mille milliards de requêtes afin de vous présenter les recherches les plus populaires dans le monde.

CNBC launches operations in Rwanda. ORINFOR offices in downtown Kigali City. The New Times / File. International business news channel, CNBC Africa, opened a bureau in Kigali that will air daily updates of the stock market trading and investment news in the country, as it plans to spread its presence in Africa. Nairobi to make full digital TV migration Dec 31. By the end of December the government is expecting four million analogue viewers to have migrated to digital TV/FILE.

Kenya plans to land 5th undersea cable. Brits can now beam money to Kenya as Barclays Pingit app expands. IBM buys Kenexa for $1.3 billion, eyes social HR software, services. IBM on Monday said it will buy Kenexa, which provides recruiting and talent management software and services, for $46 a share, or $1.3 billion. According to IBM, Kenexa will allow it to combine people, processes and social analytics.

M-Pesa users get 24-hour access to cash