Access Gaps: What would it take? A proposal

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.

Im not holding my breath though.

Regards.

On 28 May 2018, 12:20 PM +0300, Barrack Otieno via kictanet <kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke>, wrote:
> Hi Collins,
>
> Good proposal. Time to look beyond Nairobi, Mombasa and Kisumu and
> promote community networks.
>
> Best
>
> On 5/28/18, Job Muriuki via kictanet <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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