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Call for Submission of Comments on Mobile Cellular Infrastructure and Services Project – Phase 2 Under the Universal Service Fund (Usf) Programme

Posted on: 7th April 2020

The Communications Authority of Kenya (CA) is the regulatory Authority for the ICT industry in Kenya with responsibilities in telecommunications, e-commerce, broadcasting and postal/courier services. CA is also responsible for managing the country’s numbering and frequency spectrum resources, administering the Universal Service Fund (USF) as well as safeguarding the interests of users of ICT services.

The USF is managed and administered by CA for purposes of promoting widespread access to ICT services countrywide, promote capacity building in ICTs and support technological innovations within the ICT sector.

The Fund was established through mandatory contributions by ICT licensees of amounts equivalent to 0.5% percent of their gross annual turnover. The said licensees include those providing telecommunications, postal / courier and broadcasting service on commercial basis.

In the first phase of the Voice Infrastructure Project, the Authority tendered for the provision of mobile services in 78 sub-locations. In the ongoing efforts to close the basic communication infrastructure and services gaps in the remaining sub-locations, the Authority is about to tender for the Phase 2 of the project.

The Authority invites the public to provide comments on the strategies for the implementation of the project as a whole and in particular the framework for engagement of all stakeholders.

Request for Contributions

The purpose of this consultative process is to invite contributions from stakeholders on the proposed strategies, which are on the Authority’s website on the link: https://ca.go.ke/consumers/public-consultations/open-consultations/.

Submissions

Stakeholders may wish to respond on the context of the six (6) thematic areas as summarized in the provided Feedback Form through the email usf@ca.go.ke while written submissions be addressed to the contacts below by 22nd April 2020.

Any request for clarifications may also be placed through the above indicated email address, during the consultation period.

The Director General

Communications Authority of Kenya

CA Center, Waiyaki Way

P.O. Box 14448

Nairobi 00800

Email: usf@ca.go.ke

Website: www.ca.go.ke

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