Telkom Kenya enters residential broadband market


Telkom Kenya has revamped the Orange Internet residential service by utilising the unused capacity in copper wires. Through the new service dubbed Broadband Nyumbani. Orange will focus on providing ADSL services.

Jean-Michel Chanut, Head of Marketing and Strategy said Broadband Nyumbani will provide fast, reliable and affordable internet solution with high bandwidth capabilities of up to 1MB to home users. The offer promotes the use of landline by waiving the application fee of Telkom fixed line cost of Sh3,395 on application of the Broadband Nyumbani within 30 days from payments of the fixed line. With this ADSL connection a customer can surf the internet as well as make phone calls.

Broadband Nyumbani’s other benefits, he said, include five free email addresses with large storage capacity, anti-spam and antivirus with additions on request; free parental control; discount on fixed line; dedicated customer help line and Broadband Nyumbani’s equipment known as the Livebox, which comes fitted with a Wi-Fi component that allows wireless internet access within 100 metres of the access point, commonly known as hot spots.

“With this, customers can set up multiple computers or other Wi-Fi enabled devices in their home enabling them to connect to high speed internet simultaneously without blocking the phone line for voice calls,” Chanut said.

The parental control CD comes with a service offers content filtering options allowing parents to monitor or limit what can be accessed and even restrict the amount of time their children spend online. The content filter offers a choice of pre-defined blocked categories that parents or guardians can use to protect children or vulnerable dependants within the family home.

The service targets home users in areas where there is ADSL coverage and Telkom Kenya Fixed line service which are; Nairobi, Mombasa, Nakuru, Kisumu, Nyali, Nyeri, Naivasha, Kericho, Kakamega, Kisii, Eldoret, Kitale, Machakos, Diani, Thika, Kikuyu, Busia, Embu, Garissa, Kilifi, Kiambu, Kiamariga, Malindi, Athi River, Othaya, Bungoma, Ongata Rongai, Ruiru.

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