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Telkom Kenya expands 4G in Nairobi outskirts

ALDO MAREUSE, TELKOM KENYA CEO. PHOTO | SALATON
ALDO MAREUSE, TELKOM KENYA CEO. PHOTO | SALATON NJAU 

Telkom Kenya has expanded the reach of its 4G-network to Nairobi’s outskirts.

The Telkom broadband Internet is now available in Athi River, Syokimau, Kitengela, Thika, Kiambu Town, Kikuyu Town, Kiserian and Ngong.

“We remain committed to consistently refining and progressively expanding our network across the country, thereby assuring availability and the delivery of high quality service to our customers,” said Telkom CEO Aldo Mareuse in a statement.

The expanded 4G network coverage is the product of a Sh5bn investment Helios made when it bought into the company two years ago. Reports in January this year showed the company’s newest customers spent more on data than phone calls.

Telkom said it was also reviewing its network architecture, a process that involves developing alternative fibre routes to provide back up during down time and the expansion of pipes to make sure the bandwidth is improving. The company’s upgrade to its IP platform has also improved its Internet coverage.

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Telkom’s 4G network coverage is now available in more than 30 urban areas in Kenya. The company is also in the process of improving its 3G coverage in other areas of the country such as Eldoret.

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