Kenya will boast of five digital villages by the end of the year, as part of an ambitious plan by government to boost connectivity in the country.
Kenya’s telecom operators, Safaricom, Telkom Kenya, Zain Kenya and Essar telecoms, have been tasked with implementing the digital villages plan. In accordance with the Kenya Communication Amendment Act 2009, the Communications Commission of Kenya (CCK) will impose a levy of 1% of the operators’ total revenue for the project rollout, this according to Business Daily.
As a result, the operators will implement the project themselves in consultation with the regulator.
…So far, Safaricom has established 500 digital centres using 3G for faster Internet connectivity, while Telkom Kenya is working on rolling out 3G and mobile wireless technology CDMA…
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