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David Adhiambo
Senior Manager Transport & IP Planning and Design at Safaricom


Mr David Adhiambo responsibilities as Senior Manager Transport & IP Planning and Design  include end to end transmission plan and build (Access, aggregation and core), data center and IP networking plan and build, regional connectivity as well as strategic partnership management

Since joining Safaricom, David has grown from access transport planning engineer to Principal Engineer before moving into senior management handling both planning and support roles. David has been instrumental in championing and promoting access to broadband services by use of various technologies in Kenya. Main one was the launch of an aggressive plan to fiberize the sites, buildings and homes as well as modernizing satellite teleport to support the growing backhaul requirement and regional enterprise opportunities 

David has also held leadership role in Qatar supporting transformation of Qatar into a smart economy in preparation for 2022 World cup through 5G which included building a smart stadium.

David is a graduate of Strathmore University, Kenya in Executive Education in addition to holding a bachelor of Technology Degree in Electrical and communication from Moi University Kenya.

Agenda Sessions

  • Panel: Connecting the dots - East Africa’s last mile connectivity challenge