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Telkom Kenya’s fibre management contract extended

July 10, 2013 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories

CIO East Africa reports that Kenya’s Ministry of Information, Communication and Technology has renewed its agreement with Telkom Kenya to manage the National Optic Fibre Backbone Infrastructure (NOFBI).

Telkom Kenya CEO Mickael Ghossein (Image source: File)

NOFBI is a joint initiative between the Directorate of eGovernment, Telkom Kenya and Belgian communications firm Soulco.

The initiative reportedly connects 29 countries under the County Connectivity Project and is expected to help facilitate the rollout of e-government projects.

Telkom Kenya CEO Mickael Ghossein is quoted as saying, “Telkom Kenya has seven field teams comprising 21 engineers in different locations who provide round-the-clock maintenance. A shift team based at Telkom Kenya’s Supervisory Management Centre (SMC) in Westlands monitors all the equipment and cable cuts round-the-clock collaborating with the field team for repairs.”

Departments within the country’s government that have adopted the ICT strategy include the Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA), the Judiciary and the Ministry of Immigration and Regulation of Persons.

Staff Writer

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