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Kenya not (yet) ready for high speed data cables.

In today’s edition of the Business Daily Newspaper, in a story by Zachary Ochieng’, Bitange Ndemo who is the Permanent Secretary at Kenya’s Information and Communications Ministry says that Kenya is not ready for the high speed data cables that will become operational in June 2009.

PS Ndemo points out that the main issue is that as much as Kenya will have world-class ICT infrastructure for data and voice, Kenya does not have enough local content or e-services that will take advantage of the much improved infrastructure. He also says that local ICT investors are likely to be sidelined as Internet companies step in to fill the void, especially where video content is concerned. The full story can be read here >

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