[kictanet] Online discussion on State of Broadband in Kenya

Wambua, Christopher Wambua at ca.go.ke
Mon Apr 29 14:14:27 EAT 2019


Grace,

Below are the  62 sub-locations that have benefited from the mobile voice infrastructure project executed through the USF.  We shall share the information on the beneficiary schools of the Education Broadband Connectivity Project through our website as soon as possible.

 NO.

Sub-Location

County

STATUS

1

KULAMAWE

ISIOLO

complete

2

KISAMIS

KAJIADO

Complete

3

PAKASE

KAJIADO

Complete

4

SHOMPOLE

KAJIADO

Complete

5

ENDOINYO-OLASHO

KAJIADO

Complete

6

OLOIKA

KAJIADO

Complete

7

MWANGEA

KILIFI

Complete

8

MKONDONI

KILIFI

Complete

9

MAKUKA

KITUI

Complete

10

KIMELA

KITUI

Complete

11

WANGAI DAHAN

MANDERA

Complete

12

BALESA

MARSABIT

Complete

13

ELANGATA ENTERIT

NAROK

Complete

14

NAKORET

TURKANA

Complete

15

LOKANGAE

TURKANA

Complete

16

LOKUDULE

TURKANA

Complete

17

LOPUSIKI

TURKANA

Complete

18

KUROW

WAJIR

Complete

19

RIBA

WAJIR

Complete

20

DUNTO

WAJIR

Complete

21

LAKOLE

WAJIR

Complete

22

KILKILEY

WAJIR

Complete

23

EMBARBAL

KAJIADO

Complete

24

NDUGUMANI

KILIFI

Complete

25

KARARE

MARSABIT

Complete

26

SCHEME

MARSABIT

Complete

27

EL-HADI

MARSABIT

Complete

28

MAJI-MOTO

NAROK

Complete

29

ENKUTOTO

NAROK

Complete

30

ENTASEKERA

NAROK

Complete

31

OLNGARUA

NAROK

Complete

32

OLMESUTIE

NAROK

Complete

33

MAUSA

NAROK

Complete

34

OLORTE

NAROK

Complete

35

LONJORIN

SAMBURU

Complete

36

MANSA

WAJIR

Complete

37

KORN'GOTUNY

BUNGOMA

Complete

38

CHEPKURKUR

BUNGOMA

Complete

39

EMIA

BUNGOMA

Complete

40

KABURA

BUNGOMA

Complete

41

CHEPYUK

BUNGOMA

Complete

42

KAIMUGUL

BUNGOMA

Complete

43

MALkADAKA

ISIOLO

Complete

44

KASEMENI

KWALE

Complete

45

KILIMANGODO

KWALE

Complete

46

NDIKIR

MARSABIT

Complete

47

NGURUNIT

MARSABIT

Complete

48

LANYORI PICHAU

MARSABIT

Complete

49

ILLAU

SAMBURU

Complete

50

KAPUS

TURKANA

Complete

51

NAIPA

TURKANA

Complete

52

LOKIPETOT ARENGAN

TURKANA

Complete

53

APUKE

WEST POKOT

Complete

54

LOPET

WEST POKOT

Not Complete

55

LOKIS

BARINGO

Complete

56

NGAINA

BARINGO

Complete

57

CHEPSERUM

WESTPOKOT

Complete

58

GOREALE

GARISSA

Complete

59

BUSA

KWALE

Complete

60

VIGURUNGANI

KWALE

Complete

61

MWANDIMU

KWALE

Complete

62

KILIBASI

KWALE

Complete

63

HANDARO

GARISSA

Not Complete

64

MALALANI

KITUI

Not Complete

65

MALAWA

KITUI

Not Complete

66

EL RAMU

MANDERA

Not Complete

67

BORJI GARSE

MANDERA

Not Complete

68

KUTAYU

MANDERA

Not Complete

69

WARANKARA

MANDERA

Not Complete

70

BADASA

MARSABIT

Not Complete

71

KITURUNI

MARSABIT

Not Complete

72

SONGA

MARSABIT

Not Complete

73

LKAYO/PARKATI

SAMBURU

Not Complete

74

NAKURIO

TURKANA

Not Complete

75

NADOME

TURKANA

Not Complete

76

BUNA

WAJIR

Not Complete

77

NGURUNIT

SAMBURU

Complete

78

NAPOSOMURU

TURKANA

Not Complete


Regards
Christopher Wambua

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From: Grace Githaiga <ggithaiga at kictanet.or.ke<mailto:ggithaiga at kictanet.or.ke>>
Date: Sunday, 28 April 2019 at 13:39
To: KICTAnet Discussions <kictanet at lists.kictanet.or.ke<mailto:kictanet at lists.kictanet.or.ke>>
Cc: Christopher Wambua <wambua at ca.go.ke<mailto:wambua at ca.go.ke>>
Subject: Re: [kictanet] Online discussion on State of Broadband in Kenya

Dear  Wambua

Thanks for your response.
1. Where can we get a list of these 62 sub-locations that have received support from USF? and
2. A list of the 600 secondary schools that are now connected out of this effort.

Thanks.

schools


  1.  Education broadband connectivity projects in 896 public secondary schools. This project involves providing broadband connectivity to public secondary schools spread across the 47 counties.  So far a total of 600 secondary schools have been connected.
  2.  The USF voice infrastructure project – which has facilitated mobile voice infrastructure coverage in 62 sub-locations in marginalized areas that previously did not have any coverage. The 62 sub-locations spread across the country, now enjoy access to 3G (voice and data) services.



Best regards


Githaiga, Grace



On Wednesday, 24-04-2019 at 18:12 Wambua, Christopher via kictanet wrote:
Mwendwa,

Apologies for the belated response.  Yes, indeed CA uses population and land based statistics to measure coverage of the population on 2G, 3G, and 4G services.  In line with the recommendations of the Access Gaps study carried out in 2016, the Authority is currently implementing two priority universal access projects using the USF levy.  These projects are:

  1.  Education broadband connectivity projects in 896 public secondary schools. This project involves providing broadband connectivity to public secondary schools spread across the 47 counties.  So far a total of 600 secondary schools have been connected.
  2.  The USF voice infrastructure project – which has facilitated mobile voice infrastructure coverage in 62 sub-locations in marginalized areas that previously did not have any coverage. The 62 sub-locations spread across the country, now enjoy access to 3G (voice and data) services.

 In appreciation of the importance of ensuring universal access to ICT services, the Authority is currently in the process of tendering for an additional 129 sub-locations that have no coverage, with a view to ensuring that the prevailing voice and data gaps are reduced.  It is important to note that the Access Gaps Study identified a total of 512 sub-locations that had zero or less than 30% mobile (voice and data) coverage. The funds required to close these gaps are estimated at Kshs 120 billion.  Noting the enormity of the funds required to close the gaps,  the Authority is also using other regulatory mechanisms, including licence obligations to the Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) to fast-track facilitation of connectivity to unserved and underserved population.

We are planning to formally launch these projects to apprise the industry and other stakeholders on the progress made so far in respect to the utilization of the USF. I hope this provides clarity to your concerns.

Regards,
Christopher Wambua

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From: kictanet <kictanet-bounces+wambua=ca.go.ke at lists.kictanet.or.ke<mailto:kictanet-bounces+wambua=ca.go.ke at lists.kictanet.or.ke>> on behalf of KICTAnet Discussions <kictanet at lists.kictanet.or.ke<mailto:kictanet at lists.kictanet.or.ke>>
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Date: Wednesday, 24 April 2019 at 13:30
To: Christopher Wambua <wambua at ca.go.ke<mailto:wambua at ca.go.ke>>
Cc: Kivuva <Kivuva at transworldafrica.com<mailto:Kivuva at transworldafrica.com>>
Subject: Re: [kictanet] Online discussion on State of Broadband in Kenya

This is such a healthy debate. Thanks for all the contributions. As I try to probe the individual contributors, one thing that is very clear is "digital inclusion is not that incusive in terms of cost and coverage". Perhaps, the regulator, and service providers can pick that concern. It is not just in this forum where cost and coverage it is coming out. 2017 elections anyone? [:-)]

Let me start with Dr Robert Muthuri. On the metrics of coverage, the last time Communications Authority (CA) commented on the same question on this list, they said they use "land based and population based statistics for connectivity". Probably this needs to come out clearly in a language that a government technocrat can understand. That way, when e-government services like Huduma services are made mandatory, the government can realize the challenges the citizenry go through to access government services yet they don't have Internet access. I will just put Ali's quote here "Considering that most government services are now online how do we propose someone in Pokot, Wajir or Marsabit to use these services if someone in Nairobi is finding it a major challenge to access the ecitizen portal? "


Great question on the importance of Universal Service Fund (USF) so far in coverage. I hope the USF-board can answer this, or the secretariat at the CA. The last thing I remember is the President raiding the USF. This is what the President said "We have agreed that in order to boost the Directorate of Criminal Investigations to deal with cybercrime, the Communications Authority - which has the Universal Service Fund through which they collect money and we do not know how they spend it...Sh1 billion from the fund will be moved to the DCI ..."

So you can imagine, if the President does not know what the USF is doing, what about the citizens?


______________________
Mwendwa Kivuva, Nairobi,


On Wed, 24 Apr 2019 at 12:31, Robert Muthuri via kictanet <kictanet at lists.kictanet.or.ke<mailto:kictanet at lists.kictanet.or.ke>> wrote:
Thanks Kivuva,

Two questions a) what metrics do we currently have to measure coverage? b) What is the impact of the USF so far on coverage?
Best,

Robert.



On Wed, Apr 24, 2019 at 8:56 AM Josephine Miliza via kictanet <kictanet at lists.kictanet.or.ke<mailto:kictanet at lists.kictanet.or.ke>> wrote:
Thanks Kivuva for starting this discussion. Some of the barriers are

  *   Affordability - If we are looking to have people leverage on the internet for economic empowerment, the current data prices are quite expensive.
  *   Beyond access, we also need to look at the availability of locally relevant applications and content. For people without a disposable income to spend money on the internet, there needs to be a clear value proposition as to why they should make that investment.

I recommend investing in bottom-up models to close the infrastructure and connectivity gaps. These models are able to identify gaps and create targeted solutions that fit the needs of their local communities. We also need to measure uptake and usage rather than just internet penetration.
We should also create strategies to encourage local businesses, especially in rural and underserved areas to adopt the use of ICTs. This can be done by harnessing the power of community-led initiatives to help spread interest and uptake.

On Wed, Apr 24, 2019 at 8:00 AM Grace Githaiga via kictanet <kictanet at lists.kictanet.or.ke<mailto:kictanet at lists.kictanet.or.ke>> wrote:
@Mercy I recently experienced 'the converging under a certain tree' make or receive a call in Nyandarua. Not too far from Thomson Falls. And I experienced the frustration as the signal was only on that particular tree. You would have thought we were in a meeting. So I am with you on this inequality of our broadband. Until you experience it, then you really do not know what it means.


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From: kictanet <kictanet-bounces+ggithaiga=hotmail.com at lists.kictanet.or.ke<mailto:hotmail.com at lists.kictanet.or.ke>> on behalf of kanini mutemi via kictanet <kictanet at lists.kictanet.or.ke<mailto:kictanet at lists.kictanet.or.ke>>
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Subject: Re: [kictanet] Online discussion on State of Broadband in Kenya

Morning Kivuva,

Like many Kenyans, I love a double life (both urban and rural). While in Nairobi of course I get a good connection- even 4G when I feel rich. What I don’t like is the cost. Safaricom is my provider and though the speeds are satisfactory- I always feel robbed.

Now in my rural life, there really is no connection. Sometimes even shooting a text or making a phone call needs tree-climbing trees. So forget about a 4G connection or a Whatsapp message. FYI my county is quite near to Nairobi. Every time I experience this it magnifies to me the kind of inequality ICT can cause.

On Tue, 23 Apr 2019 at 08:36, Mwendwa Kivuva via kictanet <kictanet at lists.kictanet.or.ke<mailto:kictanet at lists.kictanet.or.ke>> wrote:

Dear Listers,

As notified last week, we are conducting an assessment on the state of play and impact of broadband in Kenya, broadly looking at the socio-economic impact on consumers, businesses and various sectors like agriculture, education, healthcare, finance and government.

We are looking at real life examples of impact of broadband, challenges we face in increasing impact of broadband and recommendations on interventions needed to address the challenges identified.

For this discussion, we define broadband as any fast internet. Fast enough to serve your intended purpose. We can have an extended definition through the discussion.

Some of the questions we should answer are:

  1.  What is the current state of broadband in Kenya? What is the current coverage of broadband in Kenya? Do you have broadband internet in your area? How affordable is the available broadband?
  2.  What barriers are there in increasing impact of broadband in Kenya?
  3.  What recommendations can counter the barriers identified in increasing impact of broadband?

Looking forward to a grrat debate.

Sincerely,
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