The Microsoft 4Afrika Initiative is designed to help improve Africa's global competitiveness. The $70 million initiative aims to bring smart devices, connectivity and technology training to African entrepreneurs, youth, developers and graduates by 2016. The multi-year initiative focuses on three critical areas – World-class skills, Access and Innovation. Microsoft plans to pilot a wireless broadband service in Kenya's Rift Valley using “white space” drawn from unused television frequencies. In partnership with Kenya's Ministry of Information and Communication and Indigo Telecom, Microsoft intends to reach undeserved communities via solar-powered base stations. This will enable the communities to have affordable broadband and internet services to the local communities.