Communications Authority of Kenya has been feted globally for formulating innovations that make effective utilisation of the spectrum.
The award by Dynamic Spectrum Alliance (DSA) recognises the policy makers that have displayed innovations that avail spectrum.
The regulator has in the recent years demonstrated a conviction of improving the wellbeing of Kenyan citizens by implementing rural connectivity initiatives using shared spectrum.
In the 2018-2023 Strategic Plan, the Authority is developing dynamic spectrum access frameworks targeting under-utilised spectrum resources in unserved and underserved areas.
According to Tom Olwero, the Director Frequency Spectrum Management, the authority is committed to improving broadband Internet access by incorporating innovative spectrum access techniques in the spectrum management approach.
“The first framework covers the use of TV White Spaces while the second framework will cover spectrum use by Community Networks. A third framework is planned to cover a neutral host approach for mobile networks and dynamic spectrum access to improve mobile broadband Internet access in Kenya,” said Mr.Olwero.Loading...
The Authority has regularly been engaging stakeholders, including the academia and industry, supported by the DSA to discuss the technical aspects of dynamic spectrum management.
The regulator says that a framework for use of TV whitespace has already been developed, and is scheduled for final approval this month.
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