Telkom Kenya rolled out 200 new 4G sites in Nairobi and its neighborhoods in order to satisfy customers’ growing demand for high-speed data, thus, raising the total number of 4G sites to 300 in the city. This addition is accompanied by larger network expansion and densification program in the country that aims to boost Telkom’s capacity in handling mobile data traffic.
This investment has cost around KSh8 billion over the course of the past two years. This is in addition to the company’s strategic investment into three undersea cables connecting Kenya to Africa and the world, and more than 7,300 kilometers of fiber countrywide.
John Barorot, company’s Chief Technology and Information Officer, said, ‘’With the new sites going live, we expect continual growth, driven by current users and new users joining our network”.
The roll out is expected to enhance Telkom’s overall 4G coverage network within the city. However, to enjoy the 4G experience, subscribers will need to have a 4G compatible device and a 4G-enabled SIM card.
“Current market trends have seen the rise in 4G compatible and smartphone use in the country. Add this to the fact that all our new SIMs are 4G enabled and we have an opportunity to monetize mobile-data, based on market demands while enriching the customer experience,” adds Barorot.