BROADBAND STUDY IN KENYA

BROADBAND STUDY IN KENYA

Pygma Consulting’s Chairperson was commissioned by the World Bank to write a report on the Kenyan Broadband strategy in infrastructure and capacity growth. The report is designed as a broadband strategy toolkit for policy-makers and regulators, equipping them with the tools for broadband infrastructure growth.

 

The report analysed the approaches that developing  countries have taken in expanding their broadband markets with a focus on Kenya and suggested policies and regulations that these countries could consider to support the growth of broadband.

 

The Kenya case study  considered the country’s geographic location in terms of broadband infrastructure access, and its positioning to addressing the network capacity challenges in the region and  the manner in which the country tackled the issues. The report took into account the human capacity affecting usage by focusing on factors such as the wholesale market for broadband connectivity, the retail market for broadband access and the development of services, applications and content.

 

The study looked at the various socio-political and economical prescripts that needed to prevail to ensure that the promotion of broadband access and growth in Kenya and in neighbouring countries.

The prevailing circumstances included a clear and ambitious strategy such as Kenya’s vision 2030, strong government and regulatory leadership, and futuristic national policy objective.  Central to this study was the catalyst role of a credible regulatory framework which includes  flexible and technology neutral licensing, the facilitation of infrastructure sharing, the encouragement of facilities-based and service-based competition, the regulation of wholesale prices to stimulate competition, and the facilitation of innovation.

 

Lastly, the report provided the benefits of Public Private Partnerships (PPPs) at all levels of the broadband ecosystem.

BROADBAND STUDY IN KENYA

Pygma Consulting’s Chairperson was commissioned by the World Bank to write a report on the Kenyan Broadband strategy in infrastructure and capacity growth. The report is designed as a broadband strategy toolkit for policy-makers and regulators, equipping them with the tools for broadband infrastructure growth.

 

The report analysed the approaches that developing  countries have taken in expanding their broadband markets with a focus on Kenya and suggested policies and regulations that these countries could consider to support the growth of broadband.

 

The Kenya case study  considered the country’s geographic location in terms of broadband infrastructure access, and its positioning to addressing the network capacity challenges in the region and  the manner in which the country tackled the issues. The report took into account the human capacity affecting usage by focusing on factors such as the wholesale market for broadband connectivity, the retail market for broadband access and the development of services, applications and content.

 

The study looked at the various socio-political and economical prescripts that needed to prevail to ensure that the promotion of broadband access and growth in Kenya and in neighbouring countries.

The prevailing circumstances included a clear and ambitious strategy such as Kenya’s vision 2030, strong government and regulatory leadership, and futuristic national policy objective.  Central to this study was the catalyst role of a credible regulatory framework which includes  flexible and technology neutral licensing, the facilitation of infrastructure sharing, the encouragement of facilities-based and service-based competition, the regulation of wholesale prices to stimulate competition, and the facilitation of innovation.

 

Lastly, the report provided the benefits of Public Private Partnerships (PPPs) at all levels of the broadband ecosystem.