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1 Telecommunications – Why Invest? STRATHMORE UNIVERSITY 7th ICT CONFERENCE Emerging Technologies and Trends and the Future of ICT Sector in Kenya, 9 September 2006 By Edwin Muthi, Executive Director, Commercial popote wireless

2 Telecom Infrastructure in Kenya

3 Telecom Infrastructure 1. Facilitates the provision of lines to existing customers; 2. Enables Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to provide internet services to a wider customer base 3. Facilitates high-speed transmission of data and voice between subscribers 4. Facilitates the provision of fixed telephone lines to new customers thus contributing to an increase in the country’s tele-density

4 What types of Infrastructure are available?

5 Types of Infrastructure 1. Wire line – e.g. copper, fibre 2. Wireless – e.g. GSM, CDMA

6 What is CDMA?

7 Code Division Multiple Access

8 Features of CDMA 1. Supports both voice and data 2. High-voice capacity and high-speed packet data 3. Due to its optimized radio technology, CDMA2000 enables operators to invest in fewer cell sites and deploy them faster

9 Features of CDMA2000

10 Features of CDMA 1. High data throughput 2. Today's commercial CDMA X networks support a peak data rate of kbps. 3. CDMA x EV-DO, commercially enables peak rates of up to 2.4 Mbps

11 Features of CDMA 4. CDMA x EV-DV will be capable of delivering data at 5 Mbps. 5. Can be deployed in the 450, 800, 900, 1700, 1800, 1900 and 2100 MHz bands 6. Soft Hand-off 7. Voice and Data Channels

12 Why should we invest in voice & data for Kenyans?

13 Why invest? Landline capacity in Kenya – 500,000 Voice utilisation – under 300,000 Internet utilization – under 50,000 points

14 Why invest? 1% increase in voice tele-density – over US$ 250 GDP per person 1% increase in internet tele-density – over US$ 500 GDP per person

15 Thank you Asanteni


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