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CA invites memoranda on cellular infrastructure enhancement project

NAIROBI, Kenya Apr 8 – The Communications Authority has invited memoranda on a project financed under the Universal Service Fund which will see mobile cellular infrastructure enhanced nationwide.

The authority, in an advertisement on local dailies, called upon Kenyans to comment on proposed strategies for the project which seeks to close the basic communication infrastructure and service gaps in underserved sub locations.

The authority invites the public to provide comments on the strategies for the implementation of the project as a whole an in particular the framework for engagement of all stakeholders,”

The completion of the first phase saw the provision of mobile services in 78 sub locations in the project under the Universal Service Fund.

“In the ongoing efforts to close the basic communication infrastructure and service gaps in the remaining sub locations, the Authority is about to tender for the phase 2 of the project,” the authority said.

The projects are under the USF fund which  relies on mandatory contributions amounting to an equivalent to 0.5 percent of the gross annual turnover of telcom providers and service providers

USF is managed by the Universal Service Advisory Council (USAC) at the Communications Authority (CA).

Some of the projects include building of base stations, rolling out of more optic fibre as well as other putting physical infrastructure that will allow boost ICT connectivity.

It is focused on fixing voice infrastructure in poorly-covered areas and facilitating 5Mbps broadband infrastructure to schools.

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CA says all feedback must be submitted to their offices before 22nd of April.

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