Firm pilots pay-per-use Internet

Internet Solutions (IS), formerly Access Kenya Group, will offer consumption-based billing for businesses as opposed to the traditional fixed billing.

Enterprises are demanding convenience and flexible consumption models that respond to their needs. FILE PHOTO | NMG 
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Internet Solutions (IS), formerly Access Kenya Group, will offer consumption-based billing for businesses as opposed to the traditional fixed billing.

The Internet firm is piloting the service that will see businesses pay as per their usage, cutting down on extra costs experienced during down time and off-peak seasons. “Bandwidth is widely considered a utility like power and water and users want it where and when they need it.

“Enterprises are demanding convenience and flexible consumption models that respond to their needs,” Internet Solutions managing director Richard Hechle (pictured). According to IS, there has been an increase in demand for bandwidth in Kenya as needs of businesses evolve.

For instance, many companies are using video-based training and unified communications technologies, like Skype, for meetings. And as technologies like the Internet of Things become more prevalent in Kenya, more gadgets will be connected to the Web.

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