Smart concepts to be built into Konza Technopolis

Smart concepts to be built into Konza TechnopolisKonza Technopolis will be built around a single converged internet protocol network. (Image source: Erik (HASH) Hersman/Flickr)A single converged internet protocol network will be used as a platform at Kenya’s Konza tech city

The revelation was made by Konza Technopolis Development Authority (KOTDA) CEO John Tanui, who said the move will improve efficiency, productivity and access to public services.

Located about 60 km Southeast of Nairobi, the under-construction tech city will host ICT research centres, a university complex, offices, residential houses and parks.

A five year deal was signed last year between KOTDA and a consortium headed by the US firm Tetra Tech, awarding the group the developing rights to the 400 acre first phase of the project.

“Smart concepts will be designed into the city using Internet and telecommunication networks to enhance the city’s efficiency and integrate infrastructure and services,” said Tanui.

The smart solutions will be integrated into everything from transport, sanitary operations, and storm drainage to water and electrical systems, Tanui explained.

Upon completion of Phase 1, Konza Technopolis is expected to create more than 20,000 direct and indirect jobs.

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