Proposal for a new license for community networks in Kenya

KICTANet was together with our partners formulated a Licensing and Shared Spectrum Framework for Community Networks for Kenya.  The Communications Authority of Kenya has invited comments from all stakeholders, including members of the public, licensees utilizing spectrum resources, and government institutions on the proposed framework available on the Authority’s website here. and for direct download here.

Community Networks are a way to bridge the connectivity gap when people come together to build and maintain the necessary infrastructure for Internet connection. Internet by the people, for the people.

This consultation process is meant to give stakeholders and the public an opportunity to comment on the proposed draft framework. The comments received will inform the adoption of the Licensing and Shared Spectrum Framework for Community Networks in Kenya.

Any comments or memoranda should be sent to the email address: frequencyreturns@ca.go.ke or the official CA address before the close of day on 1st June 2021.

KICTANet organized a webinar to introduce stakeholders and the public to the proposed draft framework. The webinar recording is available on YouTube here.

There will be a follow-up discussion on the KICTANet mailing list on 25th and 26th May. To be part of the conversation, you are welcome to join the mailing list at where the discussion will happen.

The framework was developed in partnership with the Kenya ICT Action Network (KICTANet), the Association for Progressive Communications (APC), the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland and supported by the United Kingdom’s Digital Access Programme.

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