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Telco infrastructure sharing not feasible, says association

DNNYERICOMMUNICATION1205pxDAILY NATION By BRIAN NGUGI

Tuesday August 15, 2017

A global association of mobile operators has cast doubt on the benefits of sharing infrastructure among telecoms players.

Kenya’s telecoms regulator has been pushing for shared infrastructure among the local players arguing this would heighten competition by reducing costs of deploying new network and see more frontier areas covered.

But the GSM Association — a global lobby for mobile operators — says in a new report that compelling telecom players inhibits effective competition.

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IEBC: There was attempt to hack system, it failed

chepDAILY NATION By SAMWEL OWINO

Thursday August 10 2017

The electoral commission last night confirmed that there were attempts by some people to hack into their result transmission system but the attempt did not go through.

IEBC Commissioner Yakub Guliye, who chairs the commission’s ICT committee, told the press that the system is intact and nobody had gained access despite the attempts.

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“We have seen attempts by some people to hack into our system but they did not succeed because we have invested heavily in surveillance system,” Prof Guliye said.

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Experts call for more skills in ICT

delegetesDAILY NATION By JAMES NGUNJIRI

Thursday August 03, 2017

As unemployment rates continue to rise, many companies have cited a local skills gap as one of the major bottlenecks to growth particularly in Information Technology (IT).

This has led to a new push to build the next generation of skills needed to plug the widening gap.

Experts concur that the nature of work is evolving, and that is why so many technology-related jobs remain hard to fill.

This, is as industries from manufacturing to agriculture are reshaped by data science and cloud computing.

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Internet shutdown: Just beat it

socialmediaDAILY NATION By AUGUSTINE SANG

Monday August 7 2017

On February 18, 2016, our neighbours to the west went to cast their ballots in a hotly contested election.

Shortly after voting started, the Ugandan government shut down access to major social media sites in the East African country.

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Five months later, on July 15, a similar case of censorship hit Turkey after attempted overthrow of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

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IEBC servers, networks totally secure, Chebukati says

BVRDAILY NATION By COLLINS OMULO

Wednesday August 2 2017

Electoral commission chairman Wafula Chebukati has assured Kenyans that the agency's poll systems and servers are safe and secure and that the team will deliver results as expected.

Addressing the media at the agency's offices at Anniversary Towers on Tuesday, Mr Chebukati said service providers are handling technical work at the agency and the death of ICT Manager Chris Msando will not affect the agency in delivering its mandate.

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