Kenya’s power distributor KPLC seeks to enter data transmission market
Power distributor, Kenya Power and Lighting Company has applied for a licence to enter the commercial data transmission market. It has applied for a network facilities provider licence from the regulator, Communications Commission of Kenya as it looks for a number of Information Technology personnel in readiness for the venture.
The move is expected to heighten the battle for key telecommunication staff especially the engineers, whom the current operators are fiercely competing for. It will also offer alternative options for those who want to share or buy extra bandwidth capacity.
To KPLC investors, this would translate into additional shareholder value from the company making optimal use of its current transmission system, which boasts thousands of kilometres of fibre cable.