TELKOM KENYA LAUNCHES HIGH SPEED ADSL INTERNET SERVICE

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Telkom Kenya has publicly launched its high-speed DSL internet service.

Launching it at Nairobi's Norfolk Hotel on Wednesday last, Information and Communication permanent secretary James Rege said it was among measures to increase the State-owned firm's revenue.

Telkom managing director Sammy Kirui said the new service would help the firm to compete more effectively for customers in a liberalised market. Telkom has partnered with two firms, Wananchi Online and Interconnect Broadband, to sell the service. This new service will be available countrywide, with an initial 6,000 connections in key exchanges, expected to grow to over 50,000 by 2006.

In another development, Mr Rege said the Information Communication Technology policy might be out in two weeks. The final draft had already been submitted to the Cabinet for approval.

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