Telkom Kenya has begun setting up a fibre network to serve the city of Mombasa with an aim of providing faster Internet to its business and individual customers. The firm aims to set up similar fibre loops in all large towns within the country to meet the growing demand for broadband by businesses, homes and individuals.
According to Telkom CEO, Mugo Kibati, “This demonstrates our commitment to connect the people that keep Kenya on the move with the provision of fast, reliable internet. These metro loops will facilitate access to the internet, which plays an important role in the lives of individuals and businesses. It further serves to entrench our position as Kenya’s preferred data network.”
The set-up of metro loops is part of Telkom’s 1 Billion plan to expand and optimize Telkom’s network across the country. The network expansion plan includes 3G and 4G mobile connectivity, as well as its Fibre-to-the-Building (FTTB) Network for enterprise and corporate customers.