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 access Telkom’s 4G network include areas of the Westlands, Kangemi, Githurai, Ongata Rongai, Embakasi, Karen, Buruburu, Kileleshwa, South B, Pangani, Lavington, Ngong Road, Kawangware, Thika, Kiambu or even CBD.

After Nairobi and its periphery, Telkom plans to extend its 4G network to other major cities in the country, then to smaller areas until reaching its ambition to finally cover the entire national territory with broadband.

In its efforts to democratize access to the 4G network, Telkom should benefit from a great support provided by Google’s wireless connectivity. The company signed a few weeks ago an agreement with the American company to use the connectivity provided by the atmospheric balloons of its Loon project.