Telkom Kenya expands newly launched 4G network to 19 more towns
23 June 2017
Telkom Kenya, the fixed and mobile operator which was sold by Orange Group to private equity firm Helios Investment Partners in June 2016, has expanded its recently launched LTE network to a further 19 towns and cities across the country, including Kitengela, Naivasha, Kericho, Limuru, Meru, Thika, Ngong, Embu, Nyahururu, Narok and Kitui. The deployment follows the launch of commercial 4G services in nine locations – Nairobi, Mombasa, Kisumu, Eldoret, Nakuru, Nyeri, Machakos, Kiambu and Kisii – earlier this month, bringing the total number of towns and cities with LTE coverage to 28. ‘In this competitive digital era, Kenyans need a choice of data provider. We are not only guaranteeing that our subscribers across the country will enjoy better quality of service and unbeatable offers, but value for their money,’ commented Telkom’s CEO, Aldo Mareuse.
Telkom has invested KES5 billion (USD48 million) in upgrading and expanding its network infrastructure in the year since it was acquired by Helios Investment Partners. In addition to the newly launched 4G network, the operator has enhanced its 2G and 3G footprint, increasing coverage to 95% and 55%, respectively.