Access Gaps: What would it take? A proposal

Collins, Good points there. This might work well and “open up” more towns

On Mon, May 28, 2018 at 3:39 PM Ali Hussein via kictanet <
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> Collins
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> Well done. I second this suggestion. Maybe KICTANet can put together a
> proposal to drive this conversation forward?
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> On Mon, May 28, 2018 at 12:21 PM, Collins Areba via kictanet <
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>> The sad thing, is this is probably the likely most efficient use of
>> NOFBI, with detrimental impact on lots of “big players” who would lose
>> significant market advantage in one clean swoop.
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>> Im not holding my breath though.
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>> Regards.
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>> On 28 May 2018, 12:20 PM +0300, Barrack Otieno via kictanet <
>> kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke>, wrote:
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>> Hi Collins,
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>> Good proposal. Time to look beyond Nairobi, Mombasa and Kisumu and
>> promote community networks.
>>
>> Best
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>> On 5/28/18, Job Muriuki via kictanet <kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke>
>> wrote:
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>> I Second Collins on this approach.
>> Considering NOFBI is state funded (unless am wrong) so it’s the Kenyan
>> taxes funding it and that KIXP via Tespok be given the mandate to offer
>> ports at fixed rates accessible anywhere the NOFBI fiber terminates.
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>> On Mon, May 28, 2018 at 11:42 AM, Collins Areba via kictanet <
>> kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke> wrote:
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>> Hi all,
>> I have a rather interesting suggestion to the powers, power brokers and
>> brokers that be. This is with regard to flattening the access environment
>> countrywide. If you are at CA: Indulge me for a moment.
>>
>> 1) KIXP has proven over time that it is possible, from a technical
>> standpoint to significantly drive traffic locally and in an organized
>> manner. This works well where there is an XP, in the current scheme of
>> things: Nairobi, and if TKL doesnt pull the plug, Msa.
>>
>> 2) If KIXP were operated like a distributed network, with switches in
>> Kilifi, Mombasa, Garsen, Garissa, Thika, and all major towns in the
>> country, so that providers would visit the nearest exchange point and get
>> a
>> port, loop charges would all but disappear.
>>
>> 3) All thats needed is for GOK to give KIXP a dark fiber pair into all
>> major towns, and in exchange, for KIXP to offer 1G, 10G, 100G, etc at
>> subsidized rates in any of these towns, and for NOFBI hosts to be
>> “strongly
>> asked” not to strong arm entrants by levying crazy cross connect or other
>> barriers to entry.
>>
>> Maoni?
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