Resiliency of our Internet Infrastructure during the COVID -19 Season

Hi Mheshimiwa Abshiro,

Other than the Cyber glitches pointed out by GG yesterday which might
require further investigation, i think Zoom has proven to be a secure
platform. In the recent Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers
Virtual meeting, more than 1500 participants from all corners of the world
attended over 66 Virtual sessions without a glitch. There were two public
fora with more than 200 remote participants. Zoom appears to be tolerant to
poor quality of survive which i hope your team will also look into. About a
year or two ago, the use of ADOBE Connect which is another good platform
was abruptly stopped in ICANN because of a security flaw which has since
been fixed. However to answe your question, ZOOM might be a good option for
Bunge based on how you conduct your business and issues of public
participation.

Have a great week.

On Sun, 29 Mar 2020, 8:42 pm Abshiro Halake via kictanet, <
kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke> wrote:

> Thanks Noah. As you can imagine, government budgets DONOT have much
> flexibility, ( even with a pandemic I suspect), let’s say as it stands,
> short of budget is the default. Thanks for the pointers I will share all
> these inputs with the ICT team to explore what is possible especially after
> Tuesday’s sitting.
>
> Cheers.
>
> On Sun, Mar 29, 2020, 20:33 Noah via kictanet <
> kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke> wrote:
>
>> If short of budget and cant afford expensive vendor solutions.
>>
>> Please consider open source tools for video conferencing like;
>>
>> – JITSI video conferencing tools.
>>
>> – OBS Project live video and voice streaming tool. Needs a streaming
>> server and you are good to go.
>>
>> – Apps like Signal or Telegram for individual voice and video could come
>> in handy.
>>
>> 1 and 2 will need your ICT team to setup and once its done, decent
>> bandwidth connectivity should be enough to remotely run meetings.
>>
>> Embrace the power of free open source software.
>>
>> Noah
>>
>> On Sun, 29 Mar 2020, 20:09 Walubengo J via kictanet, <
>> kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke> wrote:
>>
>>> @Senator,
>>>
>>> Am sure the vendors on this list may already have hit you with so many
>>> emails 😉
>>>
>>> But what I can say is that there are many remote-working, collaborative
>>> solutions and some of the common ones include Zoom, WebEx, Teams,
>>> Skype4Business, etc.
>>>
>>> The list is endless.
>>>
>>> HOWEVER, you probably need to ensure that whichever solution you select
>>> can be integrated into the overall VPN (virtual private network) framework
>>> for Senate or Parliament as a whole.
>>>
>>> So that brings up the discussion of which VPN solution to get (IF
>>> parliament doesn’t already have one at the moment).
>>>
>>> It may also be useful to cross-check with parliament ICT division for
>>> such details.
>>>
>>> Otherwise its great to see your ICT committee is proactive and thinking
>>> ahead in terms of how to stay active and productive – despite the current
>>> circumstances.
>>>
>>> walu.
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> On Sunday, March 29, 2020, 07:24:38 PM GMT+3, Abshiro Halake via
>>> kictanet <kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke> wrote:
>>>
>>>
>>> Dear Listers,
>>>
>>> I trust you are all well and keeping safe. The senate is resuming its
>>> sessions next week on Tuesday and I am not certain what if any, the
>>> Parliamentary Service Commission has put in place for our physical
>>> attendance. We will of course attend and do what we have to do but…..
>>>
>>> As ICT Comitee leadership, I am grappling with a few questions which I
>>> will throw at you for brainstorm and perhaps solutions.
>>>
>>> I have been asking myself aloud if it is/not possible to have
>>> legislative sessions that meet remotely?
>>>
>>> What secure commercial software and teleconferencing tools can we use
>>> for our legislative and oversight work.?
>>>
>>> If we worked on and made the necessary amendments to our standing orders
>>> to allow for a remote Senate, would anyone of your companies be willing to
>>> help run a pilot of this for us? What goes into such a plot? costs and
>>> other?
>>>
>>> Your ideas, are most welcome.
>>>
>>> Kind regards,
>>>
>>> Senator Abshiro.
>>>
>>> On Sun, Mar 29, 2020, 14:22 Barrack Otieno via kictanet <
>>> kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke> wrote:
>>>
>>> Interesting feedback teacher Karis and Ali,
>>>
>>> I also got some feedback from local ISP’s that are trying to ensure they
>>> provide quality services. While at that @ Teacher Karis, you raised the
>>> issue of training, could this issue be attributed to network
>>> misconfiguration or simply inadequate bandwidth?, i hope our friends from
>>> Safaricom will weigh in as well to share the challenges they are facing in
>>> the spirit of right of reply.
>>>
>>> Regards
>>>
>>> On Sun, Mar 29, 2020 at 11:28 AM Kelvin Kariuki via kictanet <
>>> kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke> wrote:
>>>
>>> This is very true Barrack,
>>> I have been teaching a live online class on a Huawei Certification in
>>> the past week
>>> using Zoom and some of my students, who are on different parts of the
>>> country,
>>> have really had issues keeping up because of poor internet connections
>>> and
>>> regular disconnections. Thank God Zoom has a feature to record the
>>> classes
>>> but for sure this is something that we need to look into.
>>>
>>> PS: All my students are using Safaricom as Huawei Kenya offered them
>>> with
>>> credit cards to buy internet bundles in order to be able to learn
>>> online. The training
>>> I’m doing is Huawei Certified ICT Associate (Routing & Switching)
>>>
>>> On Sun, Mar 29, 2020 at 11:14 AM Ali Hussein via kictanet <
>>> kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke> wrote:
>>>
>>> Barrack
>>>
>>> You got that right. Both Safaricom and Zuku have been intermittent over
>>> the past few days. Let’s not even start with Kenya Power…
>>>
>>> Regards
>>>
>>> *Ali Hussein*
>>>
>>>
>>> Tel: +254 713 601113
>>>
>>> Twitter: @AliHKassim
>>>
>>> Skype: abu-jomo
>>>
>>> LinkedIn: ke.linkedin.com/in/alihkassim
>>> <ke.linkedin.com/in/alihkassim>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> Any information of a personal nature expressed in this email are purely
>>> mine and do not necessarily reflect the official positions of the
>>> organizations that I work with.
>>>
>>>
>>> On Fri, Mar 27, 2020 at 1:07 PM Barrack Otieno via kictanet <
>>> kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke> wrote:
>>>
>>> Listers,
>>>
>>> It seems the quality of our Infrastructure is taking a hit as more
>>> people are working from home. Talking to friends from different corners of
>>> the countries across different Networks, there seems to be a challenge. I
>>> hope the Communications Authority is paying attention. The Internet and
>>> Infrastructure service providers should not just focus on free Internet and
>>> double speeds, quality of the connection is critical.
>>>
>>> Best
>>>
>>> —
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>>>
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