About Tom Makau

Tom Makau is a telecoms professional and has a keen interest on the development of  the telecommunications and IT sector in Kenya and the world at large. His main focus is telecoms policy, regulation and general telecoms business operations.

He is a registered graduate engineer by the Engineers Registration Board (ERB), a member of the Institution of Engineers of Kenya (IEK), Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE).
He holds various postgraduate technical and business qualifications and a degree in Electrical and Communications Engineering  from Moi University.

Tom is also a holder of various industry certifications in the areas of telecoms networks and design and Satellite engineering from Cisco, Juniper, Hughes Network Systems and the Global VSAT Forum.

This is a personal blog on his thoughts on various topics of interest in the Telecoms, IT and electric power fields in Kenya and beyond.

All views on this blog are personal and do not reflect the views of any organization or business entity that he is directly or indirectly associated with. All copyrighted material on this blog is used with permission.

(c) 2010


  1. Saw this in facebook posted as a link and was elated to see some interesting analysis on the link btn the DR War, their minerals and the technological revolution craze happening around us, all this from a college mate. Kudos mate. Inspired

  2. Thought provoking. I am an entrepreneur in the wind industry. So this interests me a great deal. Plus I love thoughtful, robust debate. Thanks.

  3. I salute you Sir. I am an undergraduate student who blogs regularly and I am really inspired by the way you write articulately. Your achievements in academia are something I envy. I hope this blog wins in the Technology category at the BAKE Awards. Good job.

  4. Hi Tom,am a true follower of your informative/educative blog.Keep it up and Good work.
    Am particularly following the ka-band developments.



  5. I read the article Implication of Higgs Bososn Discovery. Dude, it’s really written in very simple language without any overflowing scientific theory that helps a layman like me to extract enough info and concept out of that. I really appreciate your work and concept clarity. Keep yourself active and agile so that knowledge acquire a smooth channel in you to flow towards naive eager scientist. .

  6. Your ability, Bw, Engineer, to communicate succinctly and clearly to a lay man is admirable. An up-to date, concise and palatable (see how you dissected Equity- Safaricom duel- ps- I now know which shares to buy and which to sell) blog, keep on informing . Once again, congrats.

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