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CCK vows to promote national Internet Exchange Points

08 April 2014, 09:15 Samuel Kisika

Nairobi - The Communication Commission of Kenya (CCK) has assured that it will continuously support the growth of Internet Exchange Points in the nation to facilitate increased electronic data exchange.

CCK's Director General, Francis Wangusi said data exchange volumes within East Africa is bound to increase due to the roll out of e-services driven largely by regional integration and adoption of e-commerce and e-government services.

"The East Africa Internet Exchange will serve as a centralized clearing house for various entities by facilitating direct connections with various IXPs within the East African Community member states to bolster regional and cross-border interconnection and enhance the roll out of high-bandwidth-low-latency e-application," said Wangusi.

"Our support is inspired by our enhanced role of developing a framework for management of critical internet resources as clearly articulated in the revised ICT sector law," he added.

Wangusi added that the success of the project requires close cooperation between the private sector and governments noting that CCK works with the country's two internet exchange points namely; the  Kenya Internet Exchange Point (KIXP) managed by  Telecommunications Service Providers Association of Kenya (TESPOK) and the Government Internet Exchange Point (GIXP).

He noted that the success of the project will improve efficiency of internet routing thus quality service delivery in data exchange in addition to reduced cost of internet access.

The Information, Communication and Technology Principal Secretary, Joseph Tiampati noted that the affordability of smartphones, adoption of e-government services and other e-applications and e-services will support the growth of local internet market.

"To sustain and enhance the performance of this strategic sub-sector of the wider ICT industry, the government has facilitated the development of a national broadband strategy to transform Kenya to a knowledge-base economy, and to support the next round of innovations in the ICT sector," said Tiampati.

"I am positive the establishment of regional internet exchange point will go a long way in facilitating coordination of measures to encounter cyber-crime incidents within EACO member countries," he added.

The two government officials were speaking in the workshop on East African Internet Exchange (EAIXP) Project Action Plan.

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