Friday, 6 February 2015

Kenya: CA seeks to identify ICT access gaps

Kenya: CA seeks to identify ICT access gapsThe Communications Authority of Kenya is seeking a consultant to identify regions facing challenges in access to ICT services as it prepares to implement the Universal Service Fund’s functions. This is according to The Star.

According to the report, the CA received the first contribution of $1 million towards the Fund in August last year, setting the stage for initiating access programmes to bridge the communication gap in the country.

“The authority is required to ensure provision of universal services to all parts of the country including rural and other high cost areas,” said CA in a published notice. “Towards this, the authority is seeking services of a consultant to carry out an ICT access gaps study to identify gaps/high cost areas and establish the subsidy amount required from the Universal Service Fund to facilitate closing the voice and data services gaps.”

Mobile telephone companies, radio and television stations and other ICT related firms are expected to contribute 0.5 per cent of their gross revenue towards the Universal Service Fund. Read More...

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