Tag Archives: Telkom Kenya

Google loon and Telkom Kenya roll out 4G network balloons

Kenyans will enjoy high-speed and affordable internet facilities with the help of Google Loon and Telkom Kenya. This development comes after the Kenya Civil Aviation Authority (KCAA) signed an agreement with Google Loon, allowing them to fly their balloons over the Kenyan airspace beaming high-speed internet. President Uhuru Kenyatta said this will help Kenyans in [...]

Deployment of DARE1 submarine in East African region completed in March 2020

Djibouti Telecom, Somtel, Telkom Kenya and SubCom announced that the deployment of the Djibouti Africa Regional Express 1 (DARE1) submarine cable system is expected to be completed in March 2020. The four telecom companies revealed that the very high-speed telecoms infrastructure has already landed at La Siesta Beach in Djibouti. Apart from the installation in [...]

Telkom Kenya launched free WIFI hotspots in Nairobi CBD

Nairobi County Government in partnership with Meelin Media Limited and Telkom Kenya will be providing free wireless internet access in select parts of Nairobi, to fill in the connectivity gap. This initiative is a boost to the governments efforts to bridge existing gaps in internet connectivity. Whereas internet penetration has grown over the last few [...]

Telkom Kenya and Airtel Kenya to merge

Telkom Kenya confirmed news to merge with Airtel Kenya. The new joint venture Airtel-Telkom is expected to grow its market share, widen its distribution network and also creating awareness of its strong brand.  According to IT Web Africa, “Telkom Kenya has the option of holding up to 49 percent of that shareholding. The merged company [...]

Telkom Kenya to plan 3G/4G expansion

Telkom Kenyas 3G/4G project expansion worth KES 1 billion and is targeting to maximize fiber-to-the-building (FTTB) product, improving its service quality for enterprise and corporate customers. The CEO of Telkom Kenya, Mugo Kibati explained about the project plan, It remains our objective to entrench our position as Kenyas preferred Data network, which can only be [...]

Bharti Airtel plan to acquire Telkom Kenya

Indian based telco Bharti Airtel is reportedly planning to acquire Kenya’s smallest telecoms operator, Telkom Kenya. The move is intended to help Airtel scale up its presence in East Africa and create a stronger challenger to Kenya’s dominant telco, Safaricom.  The company previously held talks to discuss a potential merger in 2018, but discussions ground [...]

Telkom Kenya seals €35-million loan to extend network

The European Investment Bank (EIB) has offered a loan of 35-million (approximately US$40 million) to Telkom Kenya, the East African country’s third biggest operator. The companys objective is to use the loan to extend its mobile and data services and predict an increase in market share. However, the operator has not disclosed exact details as [...]

Telkom expands 4G network around Nairobi in Kenya

Mobile operator Telkom Kenya is expanding its 4G network around Nairobi. The telecom company wants to reach more customers by launching a campaign for this purpose. This operation dubbed “Bomba 4G” will invite people living on the outskirts of Nairobi to test the performance of its broadband network. The surrounding areas of Nairobi that now [...]