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Dr.

FRED MATIANGI,
Cabinet Secretary, Ministry of Information, Communication and
Technology
31st March 2015

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Ministry of Information Communications and Technology

Statistics

ICT is 12.1% of GDP. Sector is growing rapidly.


The Mobile phone subscriptions grew by 4.58% from 31.2M to
33.6M with penetration ratio rising from 78.02% to 82.6%.
Internet subscriptions reaching 26.1M making the penetration ratio
stand at 62% of the total population.
In the past year, Broadband penetration has grown from 3.6% to
4.07% thereby registering a 0.42% growth.
The number of Mobile Money Transfer Agents grew from 103,660
to 121,924 registering 14.97% growth.
The number of licensed Courier Services providers rose from 215
to 232 registering an annual increase of 7.91%.

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The Future is in the


networks

ICT Sector growing rapidly


Necessity (Demand) is driving the growth
Global and regional imperatives (from
digital migration to management of data)
demand networks .
ICT makes focus on individual countries
inadequate
ICT Sector provides the single most
important framework for integration

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The Journey
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Implementation

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POLICY

Guiding
Frameworks

INSTITUTIONS

Institutional
Alignment

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SERVICE
DELIVERY
People

Ministry of Information Communications and Technology

Since Connected 2014

Institutions
Restructuring of Communications
Authority: more independent
Instituted Universal Services Advisory
Council (USAC)

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Since Connected 2014

Policy
Kenya Information Communication (Amendment) 2013 Enacted
National Computer Incident Response (CIRT) Team established at
Communications Authority
Data Protection and Access to Information Bills Done
Critical infrastructure protection Bill Task Force in Place
Draft Local content policy
Finalization of Konza Technopolis Development Authority (KOTDA)
Bill
ICT Authority Bill Development
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Since Connected 2014


Service Delivery
Intensified sectoral consultations
Presidential Digital Talent Program
SAP Skills for Africa, Huawei Engineering Students
National Innovation Conference and
establishment of Enterprise Kenya
Establishment of mygov.com and enhanced
government communication
Kenya has migrated 70% of the areas previously
covered with analogue TV to digital TV
broadcasting and it is expected the remaining
30% will be migrated by end of March 2015

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Since Connected 2014


Service Delivery: County Connectivity

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Counties connected with


wireless last mile
utilizing National Optic Fibre
Broadband Infrastructure
(NOFBI)

Connection to Governors
CountiesOffices
being undertaken this

calendar year
Services provided include:
data connectivity
(internet/email)
IP telephony
video-conferencing

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Since Connected 2014


Service Delivery: Flagship Projects
Citizens Registration, Births and Deaths
Register Automation with Department of
Interior
Cashless payments E Citizen Portal
National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA)
Online driving License
Integrated Population Registration System
(IPRS)
New Task force for a Kenya National Spatial
Data Infrastructure (NSDI)
Huduma Middleware Platform procurement
advertised

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Ministry of Information Communications and Technology

By Connected 2016
Institutions

Policy

Service Delivery

Enterprise Kenya
About 500 ICT Graduate
Trainees for the Public
Service recruited
Better e-messaging and
e-collaboration
communication in
government
Restructured CA made for
a new ICT Sector in Kenya
complete with effective
Research and
Development capacity

Critical Infrastructure Act,


2015
Scheme of Service for ICT
officers in the public
sector
Data Protection Act2015,
Access to Information act
2015
Spectrum Management
policy in place and
successful LTE roll out
Local content policy in
place

Better Quality of Service


(QOS) for our
communication networks
At least 50 new
innovations /startups
funded and enabled by
Enterprise Kenya
Additional 1600 kms of
the fibre Optic cable
Enhanced ONA & One
Network Area Mobile
Money and data services

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Regional Integration
Since Connected 2014.
Northern Corridor: Harmonized regional approach
Realization of One network Area

By Connected East Africa 2016.


Harmonized smart plans in the region
An integrated terrestrial communication network
across the region (fibre network:) and Integration of
National Backbones

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The Sticky Criticals


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LTE roll out and the cost of devices


QOS and the objective, effective, independent, scientific
regulation of the Telecoms Sector
Resistance to transition and Vendor Discipline in the
management of ICT procurement
Local content development
Coordination and Effective support to innovation
Coordination, capacity and much more robust support to
cyber-security
Coordination and effective implementation of regional
initiatives.
Better governance and private sector participation in
Universal Service Fund (USF).

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Thank You.

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