This paper is about expectations surrounding a potentially highly transformative moment in East Africa’s history: the arrival of underwater fibre-optic broadband communications cables into the Indian Ocean port of Mombasa. It combines a media content analysis with findings from interviews with business owners in Kenya’s nascent business process outsourcing (BPO) and software development sectors in order to explore how such moments of technological ‘connectivity’ are imagined, marketed and enacted within economic development.
Graham, M.; Mann, L. Imagining a silicon savannah? Technological and conceptual connectivity in Kenya&#8217;s BPO and software development sectors. Electronic Journal of Information Systems in Developing Countries (2013) :