<ul>Implications and Considerations of High Speed Internet Connectivity in Kenya Moses Kemibaro TEDX Nairobi 8 th  August ...
Leading Thought. <ul>“ The future is already here, its just not very evenly distributed”. - William Gibson, Writer and Aut...
What does the future look like?
Think “The Lunatic Express”.  <ul><li>The Kenya-Uganda Railway built between 1895 and 1901 by the British Colonial Governm...
In today's value cost US$ 793 million to build when books closed in 1902.
Ultimately drove massive economic development in East Africa, and its still in use to this day.  </li></ul>
We've come a long way....
A long way indeed...
To get this far...
So what will High Speed Internet achieve?
The scenario in Kenya, today.  <ul><li>Email and SMS are popular choices for low-cost communications.
Falling prices and improving access to the Internet country-wide.
SEACOM and TEAMS cables go live
ICT Bill passed in 2009.
4+ million internet users and 17+ million mobile subscribers.
Alternative payments (M-PESA/Zap) </li></ul>
What does this all mean?
Government. <ul><li>Realization of E-Government for G2G, G2B and G2C services.
Global competitiveness in knowledge and business process outsourcing for economic growth.
Creation of new jobs and industries, as well as improved national productivity in existing industries.
Enhanced education via E-Learning. </li></ul>
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  1. 2. <ul>Implications and Considerations of High Speed Internet Connectivity in Kenya Moses Kemibaro TEDX Nairobi 8 th August 2009 </ul>
  2. 3. Leading Thought. <ul>“ The future is already here, its just not very evenly distributed”. - William Gibson, Writer and Author. Quoted the term “Cyberspace”. </ul>
  3. 4. What does the future look like?
  4. 5. Think “The Lunatic Express”. <ul><li>The Kenya-Uganda Railway built between 1895 and 1901 by the British Colonial Government in East Africa.
  5. 6. In today's value cost US$ 793 million to build when books closed in 1902.
  6. 7. Ultimately drove massive economic development in East Africa, and its still in use to this day. </li></ul>
  7. 8. We've come a long way....
  8. 9. A long way indeed...
  9. 10. To get this far...
  10. 11. So what will High Speed Internet achieve?
  11. 12. The scenario in Kenya, today. <ul><li>Email and SMS are popular choices for low-cost communications.
  12. 13. Falling prices and improving access to the Internet country-wide.
  13. 14. SEACOM and TEAMS cables go live
  14. 15. ICT Bill passed in 2009.
  15. 16. 4+ million internet users and 17+ million mobile subscribers.
  16. 17. Alternative payments (M-PESA/Zap) </li></ul>
  17. 18. What does this all mean?
  18. 19. Government. <ul><li>Realization of E-Government for G2G, G2B and G2C services.
  19. 20. Global competitiveness in knowledge and business process outsourcing for economic growth.
  20. 21. Creation of new jobs and industries, as well as improved national productivity in existing industries.
  21. 22. Enhanced education via E-Learning. </li></ul>
  22. 23. Business. <ul><li>World-class and low-cost infrastructure for business applications and content.
  23. 24. Improved access to global markets.
  24. 25. Near-free and real-time global communications due to convergence.
  25. 26. Improved workforce productivity and collaboration with strategic partners.
  26. 27. Emergence new/enhanced business models. </li></ul>
  27. 28. Citizens. <ul><li>Access to multimedia entertainment, anywhere and anytime.
  28. 29. Improved social networking, collaboration and communication.
  29. 30. Will work or school from home, or anywhere for that matter.
  30. 31. Improved access to services such as m-commerce, e-commerce and e-government. </li></ul>
  31. 32. Internet Nirvana for Kenya? Not that Simple! <ul><li>Global competition for investment, jobs and knowledge workers
  32. 33. Highly mobile investment climate and workforce
  33. 34. Painful transition required to become a knowledge economy, almost overnight.
  34. 35. Need to increasingly work towards a “green” economy as climate change reality demands. </li></ul>
  35. 36. So, what's needed to make this work?
  36. 37. Infrastructure. <ul><li>Affordable and accessible high speed Internet, country-wide and rural Kenya
  37. 38. Deployment of next generation Internet infrastructure, especially in the “last mile” for end-user delivery.
  38. 39. Innovation in the economy to take advantage of concepts like m-commerce, converged media, social media, e-learning, etc. </li></ul>
  39. 40. Content. <ul><li>There is very limited local Internet content in Kenya – this is going to a massive opportunity, and a challenge!
  40. 41. Lots of local content already exists, but its not online. It has to be digitized, edited, packaged and delivered on the Internet.
  41. 42. Original content created just for the Internet will also be key.
  42. 43. Content = Interest = Growth = Value . </li></ul>
  43. 44. E-Inclusion. <ul><li>Need for &quot;e-literacy” in Government, Business and Citizenry.
  44. 45. Create e-inclusion programs for the whole country, especially in rural Kenya where Internet is lacking.
  45. 46. Confidence and trust needed for the skillful use of high speed Internet to play, learn, socialize and work.
  46. 47. A fundamental understanding of the social-economic benefits </li></ul>
  47. 48. Partnerships. <ul><li>Government and Business must work together to realize the full potential of High Speed Internet.
  48. 49. Business has to drive innovation and delivery. Government needs to create the enabling environment.
  49. 50. Citizens must be able to fully participate in the High Speed Internet economy with both the Government and Business. </li></ul>
  50. 51. In a Nutshell. <ul><li>The High Speed Internet has finally arrived in Kenya.
  51. 52. Government, Business and Citizens have to work together to realize its full socio-economic potential.
  52. 53. The Opportunities and Challenges are many but successful models exist globally that are adaptable to Kenya.
  53. 54. High Speed Internet will be a game changer – if leveraged properly! </li></ul>
  54. 55. Thanks! Questions? Moses Kemibaro e: [email_address] w: www.moseskemibaro.com t: www.twitter.com/moseskemibaro f: www.facebook.com/moseskemibaro

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