Chris Baraka

Kenya

SMART Insider Cheetahs (SIC)


SMART Insider Cheetahs (SIC) offers affordable value-added use of WiFi connectivity to serve communities and businesses by integrating their connections with IoT. 85% of Kenyans don’t have access to the internet and thus the full potential of the digital marketplace. While cellular infrastructure has the footprint to fill this gap, predatory pricing, costly infrastructure, and a “one size fits all approach” from incumbent telecom companies has resulted in internet being priced out of reach for most rural Kenyans. The SMART Insider Cheetah project jumpstarts affordable internet connectivity to rural and remote areas by becoming a wireless ISP in partnership with Value-Added Resellers that serve early adopters like schools, tourism lodges, police stations, and medical and military centers.