Access Gaps: What would it take? A proposal

Collins

Just curious. Is there a regulatory bottleneck that would need to be
unlocked? Reason I’m asking is why do we need to wait for the govt to
mandate anyone? Can’t KIXP get on with it? Do we really need ‘permission’
for this?

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On Mon, May 28, 2018 at 8:17 PM, Collins Areba via kictanet <
kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke> wrote:

> @Ali & Others.
>
> What does it take to push and actualize this? My suggestion would actually
> follow a very simple approach:
>
> a) GOK, through CA mandates KIXP and other exchanges to provide
> countrywide service with presence at each of the 47 County headquarters as
> initial POPs.
>
> b) Tier 1’s bid to operate and maintain redundant dark fibers to serve
> these IXPs, so that those IXP’s have multiple backhauls via multiple
> vendors.
>
> c) IXP’s run an open access platform, offering standardized “Port charges”
> for 1G, 10G, 100G….. at each of these pops.
>
> d) Tier 2 and ASP’s then pick this traffic from any of these points.
>
> Immediate benefits:
>
> a) IP transit in Kilifi @400 bob a meg. 🙂 Instead of current IP transit
> at EADC at 400 plus local loop at KES 5000. *Packets cost eleven times
> more from Nairobi to Kilifi than they cost from Nairobi to Guangzhou. That
> cartel needs to die for affordable access to be realised.*
>
> b) Tier 3’s will have room to actually grow and become Tier 2 and Tier 1.
>
> c) Players will be forced to innovate to remain relevant, resulting in
> better Value for money.
>
> d) Fibers will be utilised way more efficiently. Fewer fibers also means
> less downtime. e.g a single fiber
>
> On 28 May 2018, 4:14 PM +0300, I.kasyoki— via kictanet <
> kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke>, wrote:
>
> Eagerly following on this as well.
>
> This will definitely be a game changer in regards to service penetration
> to marginalised areas.
>
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>
> —- On Mon, 28 May 2018 11:52:57 +0300 *kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke
> <kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke>* wrote —-
>
> 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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> Regards,
> Job Muriuki,
>
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>
>
> On Mon, May 28, 2018 at 11:42 AM, Collins Areba via kictanet <
> kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke> wrote:
>
> 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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