Digital Transformation: Fiber Connectivity As A Necessity

As the world enters the 4th round of industrial revolution and digital economic expansion, most countries around the globe are now mandated to invest in digitizing their economies. Modernization of Government services is now a must have and not an option for government entities.  

Digital Inclusion as a global Agenda

Digital inclusion now more than ever is getting the attention of international bodies like the United Nations who have made internet access an explicit aim of its Sustainable Development Goals. SDG 9 promotes industry, innovation, and infrastructure. It also has a specific focus on significantly increasing access to information and communications technology and striving to supply universal and affordable access to the Internet in least developed countries. The ITU Broadband Commission for Sustainable Development, which was set up in 2010 to help realize SDG 9, aims to achieve 75% global broadband penetration by 2025, including 35% for the least-developed economies. 

Digital Transformation in Kenya

According to the Kenya National Digital Masterplan 2022-2032, a digital economy offers Kenya a massive opportunity for economic development. Exploitation of opportunities that are inherent in disruptive technologies can see Kenya emerge from a low middle-income economy to an    advanced economy. Disruptive technologies such as Artificial Intelligence (AI), robotics, Block Chain, drones, internet of things, big data, and software-enabled industrial platforms have enormous potential for impact on economic development. 

As the world has continued to adopt technology and the internet to be specific, methods of transmitting data and ensuring internet access have become more important. From an infrastructure standpoint, fiber connectivity has been part of the backbone of these trends. They have set the standard for data transmission speeds, distances, and bandwidth. Fiber optic networks are now well proven across the world.  

The Kenyan government has built approximately 9000km of terrestrial fiber reaching sub-counties and connecting key government institutions and offices to offer government service through National Optic Fiber Backbone Infrastructure Project (NOFBI). The NOFBI has been implemented in two Phases; NOFBI phase I was implemented in 2008 and covered 4300Km of terrestrial fiber. The NOFBI Phase 2 project started from September 2014 and its scope included 2,100 KM fiber links and IP equipment to all the 47-county headquarters, building of metropolitan area networks in all 47-county headquarters, and creating a redundancy to the national backbone.  

Adrian Fiber Connectivity Solution

Adrian Kenya is a trusted deployment partner for private and public entities and is credited with successfully completing turnkey telecom and ICT projects including the construction, maintenance of over 1000 base tower stations and connection of over 3000 business clients to fixed data.  

Adrian’s capability both locally and regionally has enabled it to partner with leading companies such as Safaricom, Kenya Power, the University of Nairobi and key Government entities among others to meet their innovation needs. 

In the last ten years, Adrian Kenya has relocated, deployed, and maintained over 50,000 km of fiber and 53,000 homes in over 20 counties in Kenya. We are involved in rollout of new fiber infrastructure, fiber connection to homes and businesses, and maintenance of the fiber infrastructure. In the recent past, Adrian Kenya secured the contract to design, supply, deliver, install, test, commission, and maintain the fiber optic cable for the Rironi-Naivasha section (Lot 2) of the Nairobi-Mau Summit Highway. The project saw the relocation of fiber optic infrastructure ahead of the expansion and construction of the Nairobi-Mau Summit dual carriageway. 


Adrian Managing Director Benard W NJOROGE

When telecommunication companies venture into remote areas and provide connectivity, lives are transformed instantly and the communities have access to a whole new world of possibilities


Bernard W. NJOROGE
Managing Director, Adrian Group 


Inclusive Digital transformation

As Kenya enters the next stage in digital growth, Fiber infrastructure will play a key role in ensuring that every citizen has access to the internet. The next few years offer an opportunity to build on the progress that has been made and is being made as well as offering connectivity to even communities that have been historically left behind.  

With over 10 years of experience deploying and maintaining fiber, Adrian stays a trusted partner in Kenya and Africa.  

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