Kenya Power is angling to connect 12,000 homes in Nairobi to the Internet through its fibre-optic network in a 12-month pilot stage that has already kicked off.
The firm has identified Safaricom as its partner in the project, and through its subsidiary Kenya Power International, the three signed a memorandum of understanding ushering in the project.
While Safaricom will invest in the fibre business and recover its investment through a lease agreement that is yet to be signed, Kenya Power will provide its vast infrastructure covering 4,000km in length of fibre-optic cable.
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Amid concerns that the rise of industrial robots may soon render humans obsolete, Swiss automation giant ABBs latest innovation may help shine a new light on what the future will look like when humans and robots can work together as partners.
Since January, political and business circles alike have been abuzz with talk of the fourth industrial revolution - the chosen topic of this years World Economic Forum (WEF) meeting held in Davos, Switzerland - and how it will transform the global economy in the coming years.
This technological revolution, which has the potential to disrupt entire industries and change the way we work and live, will see a fusion of technologies blurring the lines between the physical, digital, and biological spheres, says WEF founder and executive chairman Klaus Schwab.
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