Presentation on theme: "Telecommunications – Why Invest? STRATHMORE UNIVERSITY 7th ICT CONFERENCE Emerging Technologies and Trends and the Future of ICT Sector in Kenya, 9 September."— Presentation transcript:
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
Telecom Infrastructure in Kenya
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
What types of Infrastructure are available?
Types of Infrastructure 1. Wire line – e.g. copper, fibre 2. Wireless – e.g. GSM, CDMA
What is CDMA?
Code Division Multiple Access
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
Features of CDMA2000
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
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
Why should we invest in voice & data for Kenyans?
Why invest? Landline capacity in Kenya – 500,000 Voice utilisation – under 300,000 Internet utilization – under 50,000 points
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