A small investment could go a long way in improving Kenya’s ICT economy. This is the goal of ISP Access Kenya Group, which is investing $60,000 on new data center capacity for the country.
According to analysts in Nairobi, the move is being seen as a positive step in the right direction to make ICT and empowerment a stable enterprise in the country.
“All investment that helps develop infrastructure should be seen as positive and nothing more than that,” said Howard Mmabil, a telecoms expert within the ministry of communications. “It is a step in the right direction to help continue to push ICT as part of the economy.”
Access Kenya Group said it hopes that by investing in the storage facility, it will increase overall ICT investment in the region.
Access Kenya Group CTO Raymond Macharia said demand for such facilities was growing in the nation.
In the first six months of 2010, Access Kenya Group recorded 99.97 percent uptime for its fiber optic network. The company is planning to roll out its network, which stretches from Nairobi to Mombasa.