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murchr
#181 Posted : Friday, November 08, 2019 5:13:15 PM
Rank: Elder


Joined: 2/26/2012
Posts: 14,948
Ericsson wrote:
murchr wrote:
Ericsson wrote:
murchr wrote:
Here comes real Safaricom competition as we are debating on how big Safcom is and how we can slice it to fit our small minds.

Quote:
President Kenyatta signs Data Protection Bill into law, meets Amazon executives

NAIROBI, 8 Nov 2019 (PSCU) – President Uhuru Kenyatta has today signed into law the Data Protection Bill 2019 and in a separate session met visiting executives of Amazon Web Services (AWS).

AWS is an enterprise of the American e-commerce giant Amazon that offers cloud computing services.

The new data law establishes the office of the Data Commissioner and sets out the requirements for the protection of personal data processed by both public and private entities.

It further outlines key principles that will govern data processing, sets out the rights of data subjects and assigns duties to data controllers and data processors.

In addition to setting the conditions for the transfer of personal data outside Kenya, the Act provides for the exemptions to processing of data and outlines data handling offences and attendant penalties.

The Bill was presented to the President for signature at State House Nairobi by National Assembly Speaker Justin Muturi.

Also present were National Assembly Majority Leader Aden Duale, Head of Public Service Joseph Kinyua, ICT CS Joe Mucheru, Attorney General Paul Kihara and State House Deputy Chief of Staff Njee Muturi.

The President's meeting with the Amazon Web Services executives led by Vice President Teresa Carlson was a follow up to a discussion the Head of State had with the group during his official visit to Washington last year.

During the meeting, the AWS Vice President applauded Kenya for the passage of the new data law and informed him of Amazon's plans to set up an "edge location" in Nairobi.

An edge location is where end users access services located on Amazon Web Services.

Ms Carlson said the new data law paves the way for the organization’s investment that will enable Nairobi to join other global cities as an edge location.

President Kenyatta welcomed the establishment of an edge location in the country by AWS and assured that Kenya has the requisite infrastructure and educated young population that will benefit from the business opportunities and jobs that will be created.

“I am delighted to welcome AWS’s investment in Kenya. The launch of Amazon CloudFront will put us in the forefront of accelerated innovation - enabling startups, enterprises and our government agencies to focus on building the best user experience,” the President said.

He added: “Kenya is an innovator in digital financial services in Africa. Having advanced cloud infrastructure in the country will support our ability to flourish as a nation and reach our potential as one of Africa’s fastest growing digital economies.”

The Head of State noted that the investment by Amazon will help strengthen Kenya’s position as a regional business hub.

“This is key for us especially now that we are going digital on almost everything. We are currently building the digital infrastructure and we welcome any support that we can get from you,” the President told the Amazon team.

Ms Carlson said her organization will also provide training in digital skills and help in the creation of quality jobs for the youth in Kenya.

The AWS cloud platform offers featured services to millions of customers including the fastest-growing startups, largest enterprises and leading government agencies.

Some of the benefits of the edge location provided by AWS include giving businesses and web application developers an easy and cost effective way to distribute data housed in Kenya to thousands of users with low latency and high data transfer speeds.


The service will allow businesses quick and reliable access to their information, which improves the quality of internet to the end user and help reduce the cost of transferring data.



Competition really!!



Do you think Safaricom is not in cloud computing? Data is not just web browsing

Right now in the US the big fight is between Amazon and Microsoft over the US defense cloud computing initiative (Project Jedi)

In Kenya - that verbiage about business hosting is just that - they are eyeing the storage of govt data - every govt database will eventually be housed in the cloud. Its time Safaricom expanded not just to house Kenya's data but Africa as well. Amazon is eyeing a piece of Africa through Kenya.



Safaricom has the infrastructure for connectivity to the servers


What servers? GOK? Where are they?
"There are only two emotions in the market, hope & fear. The problem is you hope when you should fear & fear when you should hope: - Jesse Livermore
.
Ericsson
#182 Posted : Friday, November 08, 2019 5:53:19 PM
Rank: Elder


Joined: 12/4/2009
Posts: 7,631
Location: NAIROBI
murchr wrote:
Ericsson wrote:
murchr wrote:
Ericsson wrote:
murchr wrote:
Here comes real Safaricom competition as we are debating on how big Safcom is and how we can slice it to fit our small minds.

Quote:
President Kenyatta signs Data Protection Bill into law, meets Amazon executives

NAIROBI, 8 Nov 2019 (PSCU) – President Uhuru Kenyatta has today signed into law the Data Protection Bill 2019 and in a separate session met visiting executives of Amazon Web Services (AWS).

AWS is an enterprise of the American e-commerce giant Amazon that offers cloud computing services.

The new data law establishes the office of the Data Commissioner and sets out the requirements for the protection of personal data processed by both public and private entities.

It further outlines key principles that will govern data processing, sets out the rights of data subjects and assigns duties to data controllers and data processors.

In addition to setting the conditions for the transfer of personal data outside Kenya, the Act provides for the exemptions to processing of data and outlines data handling offences and attendant penalties.

The Bill was presented to the President for signature at State House Nairobi by National Assembly Speaker Justin Muturi.

Also present were National Assembly Majority Leader Aden Duale, Head of Public Service Joseph Kinyua, ICT CS Joe Mucheru, Attorney General Paul Kihara and State House Deputy Chief of Staff Njee Muturi.

The President's meeting with the Amazon Web Services executives led by Vice President Teresa Carlson was a follow up to a discussion the Head of State had with the group during his official visit to Washington last year.

During the meeting, the AWS Vice President applauded Kenya for the passage of the new data law and informed him of Amazon's plans to set up an "edge location" in Nairobi.

An edge location is where end users access services located on Amazon Web Services.

Ms Carlson said the new data law paves the way for the organization’s investment that will enable Nairobi to join other global cities as an edge location.

President Kenyatta welcomed the establishment of an edge location in the country by AWS and assured that Kenya has the requisite infrastructure and educated young population that will benefit from the business opportunities and jobs that will be created.

“I am delighted to welcome AWS’s investment in Kenya. The launch of Amazon CloudFront will put us in the forefront of accelerated innovation - enabling startups, enterprises and our government agencies to focus on building the best user experience,” the President said.

He added: “Kenya is an innovator in digital financial services in Africa. Having advanced cloud infrastructure in the country will support our ability to flourish as a nation and reach our potential as one of Africa’s fastest growing digital economies.”

The Head of State noted that the investment by Amazon will help strengthen Kenya’s position as a regional business hub.

“This is key for us especially now that we are going digital on almost everything. We are currently building the digital infrastructure and we welcome any support that we can get from you,” the President told the Amazon team.

Ms Carlson said her organization will also provide training in digital skills and help in the creation of quality jobs for the youth in Kenya.

The AWS cloud platform offers featured services to millions of customers including the fastest-growing startups, largest enterprises and leading government agencies.

Some of the benefits of the edge location provided by AWS include giving businesses and web application developers an easy and cost effective way to distribute data housed in Kenya to thousands of users with low latency and high data transfer speeds.


The service will allow businesses quick and reliable access to their information, which improves the quality of internet to the end user and help reduce the cost of transferring data.



Competition really!!



Do you think Safaricom is not in cloud computing? Data is not just web browsing

Right now in the US the big fight is between Amazon and Microsoft over the US defense cloud computing initiative (Project Jedi)

In Kenya - that verbiage about business hosting is just that - they are eyeing the storage of govt data - every govt database will eventually be housed in the cloud. Its time Safaricom expanded not just to house Kenya's data but Africa as well. Amazon is eyeing a piece of Africa through Kenya.



Safaricom has the infrastructure for connectivity to the servers


What servers? GOK? Where are they?

Amazon web services servers
murchr
#183 Posted : Friday, November 08, 2019 5:57:17 PM
Rank: Elder


Joined: 2/26/2012
Posts: 14,948
Ericsson wrote:
murchr wrote:
Ericsson wrote:
murchr wrote:
Ericsson wrote:
murchr wrote:
Here comes real Safaricom competition as we are debating on how big Safcom is and how we can slice it to fit our small minds.

Quote:
President Kenyatta signs Data Protection Bill into law, meets Amazon executives

NAIROBI, 8 Nov 2019 (PSCU) – President Uhuru Kenyatta has today signed into law the Data Protection Bill 2019 and in a separate session met visiting executives of Amazon Web Services (AWS).

AWS is an enterprise of the American e-commerce giant Amazon that offers cloud computing services.

The new data law establishes the office of the Data Commissioner and sets out the requirements for the protection of personal data processed by both public and private entities.

It further outlines key principles that will govern data processing, sets out the rights of data subjects and assigns duties to data controllers and data processors.

In addition to setting the conditions for the transfer of personal data outside Kenya, the Act provides for the exemptions to processing of data and outlines data handling offences and attendant penalties.

The Bill was presented to the President for signature at State House Nairobi by National Assembly Speaker Justin Muturi.

Also present were National Assembly Majority Leader Aden Duale, Head of Public Service Joseph Kinyua, ICT CS Joe Mucheru, Attorney General Paul Kihara and State House Deputy Chief of Staff Njee Muturi.

The President's meeting with the Amazon Web Services executives led by Vice President Teresa Carlson was a follow up to a discussion the Head of State had with the group during his official visit to Washington last year.

During the meeting, the AWS Vice President applauded Kenya for the passage of the new data law and informed him of Amazon's plans to set up an "edge location" in Nairobi.

An edge location is where end users access services located on Amazon Web Services.

Ms Carlson said the new data law paves the way for the organization’s investment that will enable Nairobi to join other global cities as an edge location.

President Kenyatta welcomed the establishment of an edge location in the country by AWS and assured that Kenya has the requisite infrastructure and educated young population that will benefit from the business opportunities and jobs that will be created.

“I am delighted to welcome AWS’s investment in Kenya. The launch of Amazon CloudFront will put us in the forefront of accelerated innovation - enabling startups, enterprises and our government agencies to focus on building the best user experience,” the President said.

He added: “Kenya is an innovator in digital financial services in Africa. Having advanced cloud infrastructure in the country will support our ability to flourish as a nation and reach our potential as one of Africa’s fastest growing digital economies.”

The Head of State noted that the investment by Amazon will help strengthen Kenya’s position as a regional business hub.

“This is key for us especially now that we are going digital on almost everything. We are currently building the digital infrastructure and we welcome any support that we can get from you,” the President told the Amazon team.

Ms Carlson said her organization will also provide training in digital skills and help in the creation of quality jobs for the youth in Kenya.

The AWS cloud platform offers featured services to millions of customers including the fastest-growing startups, largest enterprises and leading government agencies.

Some of the benefits of the edge location provided by AWS include giving businesses and web application developers an easy and cost effective way to distribute data housed in Kenya to thousands of users with low latency and high data transfer speeds.


The service will allow businesses quick and reliable access to their information, which improves the quality of internet to the end user and help reduce the cost of transferring data.



Competition really!!



Do you think Safaricom is not in cloud computing? Data is not just web browsing

Right now in the US the big fight is between Amazon and Microsoft over the US defense cloud computing initiative (Project Jedi)

In Kenya - that verbiage about business hosting is just that - they are eyeing the storage of govt data - every govt database will eventually be housed in the cloud. Its time Safaricom expanded not just to house Kenya's data but Africa as well. Amazon is eyeing a piece of Africa through Kenya.



Safaricom has the infrastructure for connectivity to the servers


What servers? GOK? Where are they?

Amazon web services servers



Why should they? They have their own but i hope this is one change MJ is targeting on how they should do things differently with masoko
"There are only two emotions in the market, hope & fear. The problem is you hope when you should fear & fear when you should hope: - Jesse Livermore
.
Ericsson
#184 Posted : Friday, November 08, 2019 6:08:37 PM
Rank: Elder


Joined: 12/4/2009
Posts: 7,631
Location: NAIROBI
murchr wrote:
Ericsson wrote:
murchr wrote:
Ericsson wrote:
murchr wrote:
Ericsson wrote:
murchr wrote:
Here comes real Safaricom competition as we are debating on how big Safcom is and how we can slice it to fit our small minds.

Quote:
President Kenyatta signs Data Protection Bill into law, meets Amazon executives

NAIROBI, 8 Nov 2019 (PSCU) – President Uhuru Kenyatta has today signed into law the Data Protection Bill 2019 and in a separate session met visiting executives of Amazon Web Services (AWS).

AWS is an enterprise of the American e-commerce giant Amazon that offers cloud computing services.

The new data law establishes the office of the Data Commissioner and sets out the requirements for the protection of personal data processed by both public and private entities.

It further outlines key principles that will govern data processing, sets out the rights of data subjects and assigns duties to data controllers and data processors.

In addition to setting the conditions for the transfer of personal data outside Kenya, the Act provides for the exemptions to processing of data and outlines data handling offences and attendant penalties.

The Bill was presented to the President for signature at State House Nairobi by National Assembly Speaker Justin Muturi.

Also present were National Assembly Majority Leader Aden Duale, Head of Public Service Joseph Kinyua, ICT CS Joe Mucheru, Attorney General Paul Kihara and State House Deputy Chief of Staff Njee Muturi.

The President's meeting with the Amazon Web Services executives led by Vice President Teresa Carlson was a follow up to a discussion the Head of State had with the group during his official visit to Washington last year.

During the meeting, the AWS Vice President applauded Kenya for the passage of the new data law and informed him of Amazon's plans to set up an "edge location" in Nairobi.

An edge location is where end users access services located on Amazon Web Services.

Ms Carlson said the new data law paves the way for the organization’s investment that will enable Nairobi to join other global cities as an edge location.

President Kenyatta welcomed the establishment of an edge location in the country by AWS and assured that Kenya has the requisite infrastructure and educated young population that will benefit from the business opportunities and jobs that will be created.

“I am delighted to welcome AWS’s investment in Kenya. The launch of Amazon CloudFront will put us in the forefront of accelerated innovation - enabling startups, enterprises and our government agencies to focus on building the best user experience,” the President said.

He added: “Kenya is an innovator in digital financial services in Africa. Having advanced cloud infrastructure in the country will support our ability to flourish as a nation and reach our potential as one of Africa’s fastest growing digital economies.”

The Head of State noted that the investment by Amazon will help strengthen Kenya’s position as a regional business hub.

“This is key for us especially now that we are going digital on almost everything. We are currently building the digital infrastructure and we welcome any support that we can get from you,” the President told the Amazon team.

Ms Carlson said her organization will also provide training in digital skills and help in the creation of quality jobs for the youth in Kenya.

The AWS cloud platform offers featured services to millions of customers including the fastest-growing startups, largest enterprises and leading government agencies.

Some of the benefits of the edge location provided by AWS include giving businesses and web application developers an easy and cost effective way to distribute data housed in Kenya to thousands of users with low latency and high data transfer speeds.


The service will allow businesses quick and reliable access to their information, which improves the quality of internet to the end user and help reduce the cost of transferring data.



Competition really!!



Do you think Safaricom is not in cloud computing? Data is not just web browsing

Right now in the US the big fight is between Amazon and Microsoft over the US defense cloud computing initiative (Project Jedi)

In Kenya - that verbiage about business hosting is just that - they are eyeing the storage of govt data - every govt database will eventually be housed in the cloud. Its time Safaricom expanded not just to house Kenya's data but Africa as well. Amazon is eyeing a piece of Africa through Kenya.



Safaricom has the infrastructure for connectivity to the servers


What servers? GOK? Where are they?

Amazon web services servers



Why should they? They have their own but i hope this is one change MJ is targeting on how they should do things differently with masoko


Kenya has become an edge location
babashuge
#185 Posted : Friday, November 08, 2019 7:12:54 PM
Rank: New-farer


Joined: 1/4/2019
Posts: 15
Location: Nairobi
Ericsson wrote:
murchr wrote:
Ericsson wrote:
murchr wrote:
Here comes real Safaricom competition as we are debating on how big Safcom is and how we can slice it to fit our small minds.

Quote:
President Kenyatta signs Data Protection Bill into law, meets Amazon executives

NAIROBI, 8 Nov 2019 (PSCU) – President Uhuru Kenyatta has today signed into law the Data Protection Bill 2019 and in a separate session met visiting executives of Amazon Web Services (AWS).

AWS is an enterprise of the American e-commerce giant Amazon that offers cloud computing services.

The new data law establishes the office of the Data Commissioner and sets out the requirements for the protection of personal data processed by both public and private entities.

It further outlines key principles that will govern data processing, sets out the rights of data subjects and assigns duties to data controllers and data processors.

In addition to setting the conditions for the transfer of personal data outside Kenya, the Act provides for the exemptions to processing of data and outlines data handling offences and attendant penalties.

The Bill was presented to the President for signature at State House Nairobi by National Assembly Speaker Justin Muturi.

Also present were National Assembly Majority Leader Aden Duale, Head of Public Service Joseph Kinyua, ICT CS Joe Mucheru, Attorney General Paul Kihara and State House Deputy Chief of Staff Njee Muturi.

The President's meeting with the Amazon Web Services executives led by Vice President Teresa Carlson was a follow up to a discussion the Head of State had with the group during his official visit to Washington last year.

During the meeting, the AWS Vice President applauded Kenya for the passage of the new data law and informed him of Amazon's plans to set up an "edge location" in Nairobi.

An edge location is where end users access services located on Amazon Web Services.

Ms Carlson said the new data law paves the way for the organization’s investment that will enable Nairobi to join other global cities as an edge location.

President Kenyatta welcomed the establishment of an edge location in the country by AWS and assured that Kenya has the requisite infrastructure and educated young population that will benefit from the business opportunities and jobs that will be created.

“I am delighted to welcome AWS’s investment in Kenya. The launch of Amazon CloudFront will put us in the forefront of accelerated innovation - enabling startups, enterprises and our government agencies to focus on building the best user experience,” the President said.

He added: “Kenya is an innovator in digital financial services in Africa. Having advanced cloud infrastructure in the country will support our ability to flourish as a nation and reach our potential as one of Africa’s fastest growing digital economies.”

The Head of State noted that the investment by Amazon will help strengthen Kenya’s position as a regional business hub.

“This is key for us especially now that we are going digital on almost everything. We are currently building the digital infrastructure and we welcome any support that we can get from you,” the President told the Amazon team.

Ms Carlson said her organization will also provide training in digital skills and help in the creation of quality jobs for the youth in Kenya.

The AWS cloud platform offers featured services to millions of customers including the fastest-growing startups, largest enterprises and leading government agencies.

Some of the benefits of the edge location provided by AWS include giving businesses and web application developers an easy and cost effective way to distribute data housed in Kenya to thousands of users with low latency and high data transfer speeds.


The service will allow businesses quick and reliable access to their information, which improves the quality of internet to the end user and help reduce the cost of transferring data.



Competition really!!



Do you think Safaricom is not in cloud computing? Data is not just web browsing

Right now in the US the big fight is between Amazon and Microsoft over the US defense cloud computing initiative (Project Jedi)

In Kenya - that verbiage about business hosting is just that - they are eyeing the storage of govt data - every govt database will eventually be housed in the cloud. Its time Safaricom expanded not just to house Kenya's data but Africa as well. Amazon is eyeing a piece of Africa through Kenya.



Safaricom has the infrastructure for connectivity to the servers



True. There is just no point in competing with Amazon on web services. Connectivity is where the game is
NewMoney
#186 Posted : Saturday, November 09, 2019 10:53:12 AM
Rank: Member


Joined: 3/1/2019
Posts: 106
Location: Nairobi
babashuge wrote:
Ericsson wrote:
murchr wrote:
Ericsson wrote:
murchr wrote:
Here comes real Safaricom competition as we are debating on how big Safcom is and how we can slice it to fit our small minds.

Quote:
President Kenyatta signs Data Protection Bill into law, meets Amazon executives

NAIROBI, 8 Nov 2019 (PSCU) – President Uhuru Kenyatta has today signed into law the Data Protection Bill 2019 and in a separate session met visiting executives of Amazon Web Services (AWS).

AWS is an enterprise of the American e-commerce giant Amazon that offers cloud computing services.

The new data law establishes the office of the Data Commissioner and sets out the requirements for the protection of personal data processed by both public and private entities.

It further outlines key principles that will govern data processing, sets out the rights of data subjects and assigns duties to data controllers and data processors.

In addition to setting the conditions for the transfer of personal data outside Kenya, the Act provides for the exemptions to processing of data and outlines data handling offences and attendant penalties.

The Bill was presented to the President for signature at State House Nairobi by National Assembly Speaker Justin Muturi.

Also present were National Assembly Majority Leader Aden Duale, Head of Public Service Joseph Kinyua, ICT CS Joe Mucheru, Attorney General Paul Kihara and State House Deputy Chief of Staff Njee Muturi.

The President's meeting with the Amazon Web Services executives led by Vice President Teresa Carlson was a follow up to a discussion the Head of State had with the group during his official visit to Washington last year.

During the meeting, the AWS Vice President applauded Kenya for the passage of the new data law and informed him of Amazon's plans to set up an "edge location" in Nairobi.

An edge location is where end users access services located on Amazon Web Services.

Ms Carlson said the new data law paves the way for the organization’s investment that will enable Nairobi to join other global cities as an edge location.

President Kenyatta welcomed the establishment of an edge location in the country by AWS and assured that Kenya has the requisite infrastructure and educated young population that will benefit from the business opportunities and jobs that will be created.

“I am delighted to welcome AWS’s investment in Kenya. The launch of Amazon CloudFront will put us in the forefront of accelerated innovation - enabling startups, enterprises and our government agencies to focus on building the best user experience,” the President said.

He added: “Kenya is an innovator in digital financial services in Africa. Having advanced cloud infrastructure in the country will support our ability to flourish as a nation and reach our potential as one of Africa’s fastest growing digital economies.”

The Head of State noted that the investment by Amazon will help strengthen Kenya’s position as a regional business hub.

“This is key for us especially now that we are going digital on almost everything. We are currently building the digital infrastructure and we welcome any support that we can get from you,” the President told the Amazon team.

Ms Carlson said her organization will also provide training in digital skills and help in the creation of quality jobs for the youth in Kenya.

The AWS cloud platform offers featured services to millions of customers including the fastest-growing startups, largest enterprises and leading government agencies.

Some of the benefits of the edge location provided by AWS include giving businesses and web application developers an easy and cost effective way to distribute data housed in Kenya to thousands of users with low latency and high data transfer speeds.


The service will allow businesses quick and reliable access to their information, which improves the quality of internet to the end user and help reduce the cost of transferring data.



Competition really!!



Do you think Safaricom is not in cloud computing? Data is not just web browsing

Right now in the US the big fight is between Amazon and Microsoft over the US defense cloud computing initiative (Project Jedi)

In Kenya - that verbiage about business hosting is just that - they are eyeing the storage of govt data - every govt database will eventually be housed in the cloud. Its time Safaricom expanded not just to house Kenya's data but Africa as well. Amazon is eyeing a piece of Africa through Kenya.



Safaricom has the infrastructure for connectivity to the servers



True. There is just no point in competing with Amazon on web services. Connectivity is where the game is



What Amazon offers is a very sophisticated platform, safaricom themselves know they couldn't build even 1% of that. The good thing is they are not in competition, safaricom cloud offerings are dead as far as I know and their big business is connectivity. Safaricom can also start building balue added offerings on top of AWS, their entry into Kenya is a win for everyone involved
murchr
#187 Posted : Saturday, November 09, 2019 8:33:59 PM
Rank: Elder


Joined: 2/26/2012
Posts: 14,948
NewMoney wrote:
babashuge wrote:
Ericsson wrote:
murchr wrote:
Ericsson wrote:
murchr wrote:
Here comes real Safaricom competition as we are debating on how big Safcom is and how we can slice it to fit our small minds.

Quote:
President Kenyatta signs Data Protection Bill into law, meets Amazon executives

NAIROBI, 8 Nov 2019 (PSCU) – President Uhuru Kenyatta has today signed into law the Data Protection Bill 2019 and in a separate session met visiting executives of Amazon Web Services (AWS).

AWS is an enterprise of the American e-commerce giant Amazon that offers cloud computing services.

The new data law establishes the office of the Data Commissioner and sets out the requirements for the protection of personal data processed by both public and private entities.

It further outlines key principles that will govern data processing, sets out the rights of data subjects and assigns duties to data controllers and data processors.

In addition to setting the conditions for the transfer of personal data outside Kenya, the Act provides for the exemptions to processing of data and outlines data handling offences and attendant penalties.

The Bill was presented to the President for signature at State House Nairobi by National Assembly Speaker Justin Muturi.

Also present were National Assembly Majority Leader Aden Duale, Head of Public Service Joseph Kinyua, ICT CS Joe Mucheru, Attorney General Paul Kihara and State House Deputy Chief of Staff Njee Muturi.

The President's meeting with the Amazon Web Services executives led by Vice President Teresa Carlson was a follow up to a discussion the Head of State had with the group during his official visit to Washington last year.

During the meeting, the AWS Vice President applauded Kenya for the passage of the new data law and informed him of Amazon's plans to set up an "edge location" in Nairobi.

An edge location is where end users access services located on Amazon Web Services.

Ms Carlson said the new data law paves the way for the organization’s investment that will enable Nairobi to join other global cities as an edge location.

President Kenyatta welcomed the establishment of an edge location in the country by AWS and assured that Kenya has the requisite infrastructure and educated young population that will benefit from the business opportunities and jobs that will be created.

“I am delighted to welcome AWS’s investment in Kenya. The launch of Amazon CloudFront will put us in the forefront of accelerated innovation - enabling startups, enterprises and our government agencies to focus on building the best user experience,” the President said.

He added: “Kenya is an innovator in digital financial services in Africa. Having advanced cloud infrastructure in the country will support our ability to flourish as a nation and reach our potential as one of Africa’s fastest growing digital economies.”

The Head of State noted that the investment by Amazon will help strengthen Kenya’s position as a regional business hub.

“This is key for us especially now that we are going digital on almost everything. We are currently building the digital infrastructure and we welcome any support that we can get from you,” the President told the Amazon team.

Ms Carlson said her organization will also provide training in digital skills and help in the creation of quality jobs for the youth in Kenya.

The AWS cloud platform offers featured services to millions of customers including the fastest-growing startups, largest enterprises and leading government agencies.

Some of the benefits of the edge location provided by AWS include giving businesses and web application developers an easy and cost effective way to distribute data housed in Kenya to thousands of users with low latency and high data transfer speeds.


The service will allow businesses quick and reliable access to their information, which improves the quality of internet to the end user and help reduce the cost of transferring data.



Competition really!!



Do you think Safaricom is not in cloud computing? Data is not just web browsing

Right now in the US the big fight is between Amazon and Microsoft over the US defense cloud computing initiative (Project Jedi)

In Kenya - that verbiage about business hosting is just that - they are eyeing the storage of govt data - every govt database will eventually be housed in the cloud. Its time Safaricom expanded not just to house Kenya's data but Africa as well. Amazon is eyeing a piece of Africa through Kenya.



Safaricom has the infrastructure for connectivity to the servers



True. There is just no point in competing with Amazon on web services. Connectivity is where the game is



What Amazon offers is a very sophisticated platform, safaricom themselves know they couldn't build even 1% of that. The good thing is they are not in competition, safaricom cloud offerings are dead as far as I know and their big business is connectivity. Safaricom can also start building balue added offerings on top of AWS, their entry into Kenya is a win for everyone involved



So they are not dead?
"There are only two emotions in the market, hope & fear. The problem is you hope when you should fear & fear when you should hope: - Jesse Livermore
.
NewMoney
#188 Posted : Monday, November 11, 2019 1:26:24 PM
Rank: Member


Joined: 3/1/2019
Posts: 106
Location: Nairobi
murchr wrote:
NewMoney wrote:
babashuge wrote:
Ericsson wrote:
murchr wrote:
Ericsson wrote:
murchr wrote:
Here comes real Safaricom competition as we are debating on how big Safcom is and how we can slice it to fit our small minds.

Quote:
President Kenyatta signs Data Protection Bill into law, meets Amazon executives

NAIROBI, 8 Nov 2019 (PSCU) – President Uhuru Kenyatta has today signed into law the Data Protection Bill 2019 and in a separate session met visiting executives of Amazon Web Services (AWS).

AWS is an enterprise of the American e-commerce giant Amazon that offers cloud computing services.

The new data law establishes the office of the Data Commissioner and sets out the requirements for the protection of personal data processed by both public and private entities.

It further outlines key principles that will govern data processing, sets out the rights of data subjects and assigns duties to data controllers and data processors.

In addition to setting the conditions for the transfer of personal data outside Kenya, the Act provides for the exemptions to processing of data and outlines data handling offences and attendant penalties.

The Bill was presented to the President for signature at State House Nairobi by National Assembly Speaker Justin Muturi.

Also present were National Assembly Majority Leader Aden Duale, Head of Public Service Joseph Kinyua, ICT CS Joe Mucheru, Attorney General Paul Kihara and State House Deputy Chief of Staff Njee Muturi.

The President's meeting with the Amazon Web Services executives led by Vice President Teresa Carlson was a follow up to a discussion the Head of State had with the group during his official visit to Washington last year.

During the meeting, the AWS Vice President applauded Kenya for the passage of the new data law and informed him of Amazon's plans to set up an "edge location" in Nairobi.

An edge location is where end users access services located on Amazon Web Services.

Ms Carlson said the new data law paves the way for the organization’s investment that will enable Nairobi to join other global cities as an edge location.

President Kenyatta welcomed the establishment of an edge location in the country by AWS and assured that Kenya has the requisite infrastructure and educated young population that will benefit from the business opportunities and jobs that will be created.

“I am delighted to welcome AWS’s investment in Kenya. The launch of Amazon CloudFront will put us in the forefront of accelerated innovation - enabling startups, enterprises and our government agencies to focus on building the best user experience,” the President said.

He added: “Kenya is an innovator in digital financial services in Africa. Having advanced cloud infrastructure in the country will support our ability to flourish as a nation and reach our potential as one of Africa’s fastest growing digital economies.”

The Head of State noted that the investment by Amazon will help strengthen Kenya’s position as a regional business hub.

“This is key for us especially now that we are going digital on almost everything. We are currently building the digital infrastructure and we welcome any support that we can get from you,” the President told the Amazon team.

Ms Carlson said her organization will also provide training in digital skills and help in the creation of quality jobs for the youth in Kenya.

The AWS cloud platform offers featured services to millions of customers including the fastest-growing startups, largest enterprises and leading government agencies.

Some of the benefits of the edge location provided by AWS include giving businesses and web application developers an easy and cost effective way to distribute data housed in Kenya to thousands of users with low latency and high data transfer speeds.


The service will allow businesses quick and reliable access to their information, which improves the quality of internet to the end user and help reduce the cost of transferring data.



Competition really!!



Do you think Safaricom is not in cloud computing? Data is not just web browsing

Right now in the US the big fight is between Amazon and Microsoft over the US defense cloud computing initiative (Project Jedi)

In Kenya - that verbiage about business hosting is just that - they are eyeing the storage of govt data - every govt database will eventually be housed in the cloud. Its time Safaricom expanded not just to house Kenya's data but Africa as well. Amazon is eyeing a piece of Africa through Kenya.



Safaricom has the infrastructure for connectivity to the servers



True. There is just no point in competing with Amazon on web services. Connectivity is where the game is



What Amazon offers is a very sophisticated platform, safaricom themselves know they couldn't build even 1% of that. The good thing is they are not in competition, safaricom cloud offerings are dead as far as I know and their big business is connectivity. Safaricom can also start building balue added offerings on top of AWS, their entry into Kenya is a win for everyone involved



So they are not dead?


No, it's an opportunity for more growth, the way I see it "George Njuguna, Safaricom’s chief information officer, said the firm welcomes the launch of the new Edge service as this will reduce latency and improve performance of web and mobile applications."
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Safaricom have stopped charging for new sim cards
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#190 Posted : Saturday, November 16, 2019 1:53:52 AM
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