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Welcome to KICTANet,

The Kenya ICT Action Network (KICTANet) is a multi-stakeholder platform for people and institutions interested and involved in ICT policy and regulation. The network aims to act as a catalyst for reform in the ICT sector in support of the national aim of ICT enabled growth and development.

19 Sep Posted by in kictanet | Comments

The price for New gTLD going forward has been set….

Sent:¬†Friday, September 19, 2014 2:26 AM Subject:¬†ICANN News Alert — Results Available for 17 September 2014 New gTLD Program Auction ¬† News Alert https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-09-18-en Results Available for 17 September 2014 New gTLD Program Auction 18 September 2014 On 17 September 2014, an Auction conducted by ICANN's authorized Auction service provider,¬†Power Auctions LLC, was held to […]

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19 Sep Posted by in kictanet | Comments

Equity Bank vs Safaricom :-Round 2

Safaricom is threatened by reduced revenue, not death. At best Equitel will dent their market share and overtake Airtel money as the no. 2 platform.¬† What would be interesting is if they open up their API to work with other players such as Tangaza, Airtel money and whomever else creeps up. Basically do what Safaricom […]

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18 Sep Posted by in kictanet | Comments

Equity Bank vs Safaricom :-Round 2

What if Equity bank is trying to pull a fast one on us? I’m not clearvoyant but my guess is, Equity is diverting other players through the Thin SIM while it is busy stabilizing it’s systems that will eventually use the normal SIM. The Equitel SIM cards are all over now On 18/09/2014, John Masiwe […]

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18 Sep Posted by in kictanet | Comments

Equity Bank vs Safaricom :-Round 2

All In my view, we still come back to the question of how the SIM works. The Taisys Website    (http://www.taisys.com/solution) where the technology comes from outlines the security protocols and even customer references.   See below graphics‚Ķ. Judge for yourself as I think the ‘noise’ coming from both parties is missing the point. Safaricom can […]

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18 Sep Posted by in kictanet | Comments

Equity Bank vs Safaricom :-Round 2

+1 Kamotho. Notwithstanding the self incriminating statement by Safaricom which shows any one with malicious intent only need acquire a Thin SIM and preload to access their network, Safaricom could also have done well to share videos or live demos of their lab tests as proof of this threat.   It is mind shuttering to […]

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18 Sep Posted by in kictanet | Comments

Equity Bank vs Safaricom :-Round 2

It would be inappropriate to dismiss Safaricom's security concerns without a bit of interrogation. Below is a brief excerpt of what Safaricom's team advanced as the basis of their opposition for the Thin SIM before the Parliamentary Committee "Safaricom head of regulatory services Stephen Chege and the head of product services Kenneth Okwero said the […]

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