Orange connects 27 Kenyan county governments to broadband

Orange connects 27 Kenyan county governments to broadband

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Orange Kenya has connected 27 governor’s offices and county assemblies to its network in an effort to deliver key ICT services to the counties.

The move is also targeted at offering customised end-to-end solutions for the company’s clients in all sectors countrywide.

Orange Kenya chief executive officer (CEO) Mickael Ghossein said this represents Orange’s first level of engagement with the counties as the company moves to connecting sub-counties as well as customising ICT products that will help the counties to efficiently and effectively deliver services to residents.

“Among the areas we can support the county governments include e-security, optimised revenue management and optimised county resource management, business-continuity management, robust public transport and fleet management, call centres, efficiency in e-health services, education and agriculture,” he said.

Orange’s chief business transformation and SMEs officer Mireille Helou said the company has taken time to understand each county, a move that will enable the business offer to the counties solutions to meet their specific needs.

“We have started with internet connectivity to ensure that the services that will be rolled out by the county governments under the PPP model will run efficiently on our extensive Orange Fibre Optic network,” she said.

HumanIPO reported last week Orange Kenya in conjunction with innovations group Infonet will power the free Wi-Fi project in Nakuru, the first of its kind in the country.

Helou also said the company is planning to set up knowledge centres in every county, geared towards tapping into the local IT skills and talent within the county to enable access and sharing of information more easily, as well as fast streaming of educational content.

“This will be any information on the best farming practices and the kind of crops that can do well in that particular area. We will be partnering with content providers to deliver relevant content to the residents through the centre,” she said.


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