The death of competition the Telco sector and the future of NOFBI

Greetings Ali,

It appears to me that Government might not be consulting stakeholders
adequately on key issues such as these. I would like to request our
brothers from the Ministry to step up their stakeholder engagement efforts
in 2019 as they did with the data protection bill in 2018. This decision
is likely to impact the counties which rely on NOFBI for IFMIS among other
things. While at it, does anyone know the current status of the National
Broadband Strategy?

Regards

On Wed, 13 Feb 2019 18:19 Ali Hussein via kictanet <
kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke wrote:

> Listers
>
> How will the merger of Telkom Kenya and Airtel Kenya affect the National
> Optic Fibre Backbone #NOFBI?
>
>
> According to the ICT Authority Website, #NOFBI aimed at ensuring
> connectivity in all the 47 counties of Kenya. The objective was to ease
> communication as well as improve G2C Services. Key players are:-
>
>
> 1. Government of Kenya and the Chinese Government (funding);
>
> 2. Ministry of ICT (oversight);
>
> 3. ICT Authority (implementing agency);
>
> 4. Huawei (building a national fiber optic infrastructure);
>
> 5. Telkom Kenya (operations and maintenance)
>
>
> Something else to watch. The telecom industry has now become ether a
> duopoly or oligopoly in most countries with either two (duopoly) or 3-4
> (oligarchy) key players docking it out:-
>
>
> Is competition dead in the Telco sector worldwide?
>
>
> Have governments simply handed over the cost and risk of capital to
> closely chosen and controlled private entities while holding the regulatory
> big stick over their heads?
>
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