KENYAN GOVT DELAYS BREAKING DATA MONPOLY UNTIL SNO IS IN PLACE

Internet

Plans by the government to license additional Internet backbone providers have now been suspended until a second national operator is licensed.

The decisions are contained in a report by a task force created in June by the ministry of Transport and Telkom Kenya Ltd (TKL) and market regulator - the Communications Commission of Kenya (CCK). With Telkom Kenya’s exclusivity in major market segments set to end on June next year, expectations in the market were opportunities for new entrants would open.

The task force has recommended that a national consultative forum be held to formulate a common model for interconnection and dispute resolution. It has also been recommended that the CCK should amend the Internet backbone licence granted to TKL to facilitate full exploitation of the benefits of Internet-based technologies.

The Nation