There are some good updates below.
- link via @Roomthinker
Now, if you read that document, you’ll note a couple items that should be immediately “of note”. First, the RFP for this system wasn’t put out until Dec 21, 2012. The Deadline for proposals was Jan 4, 2013. I hope that they had already built whatever was needed well in advance, as that time window is very small.
It’s also seen that it’s all funded by USAID and the contract with technical assistance from IFES.
It also states that the IEBC has in the region of 20,000 Nokia 1680 Classic phones.
This from Safaricom:
As stated by the IEBC CEO during his press briefing yesterday , the delay in results presentation was due to a disk space provisioning issue experienced on the primary IEBC server. This is a matter which is solely within the IEBC’s control.
The software used on the mobile devices assigned to presiding officers at polling stations is a proprietary software of IFES a supplier to the IEBC, the storage and presentation of the results is also done by IEBC in collaboration with Google. The Safaricom network is merely providing the SIM cards and connectivity for the transmission of results data from mobile device to the IEBC server over its VPN. We have had 99.9% availability on our VPN network.
- Nzioka of Safaricom