06 Jun 2017
Nairobi, June 6, 2017… Telkom has today launched its 4G network, offering free daily data to subscribers for the launching period, to give them an opportunity to experience the fast download and upload speeds.
Telkom’s 4G network, which is available in all major cities and towns in Kenya, delivers speeds that are superior to 3G. In order to enjoy the free data, subscribers need to have 4G SIM cards, compatible devices and be in an area with the network’s coverage. So far, Telkom has commissioned about 160 4G sites across the country.
Speaking when he announced the new brand, Telkom’s CEO, Aldo Mareuse said: “We are living in a digital era. Kenyans constantly need fast and reliable data to connect their lives. This is the reason why we are continuously investing in cutting edge technology such as 4G and aggressively rolling out our network across the country. We are committed to not only connect the people that make Kenya move but also deliver a rich experience”.
In order to enjoy the free data, subscribers need to have an active data bundle through *544#.
Over the last one year, Telkom has invested US$50 million in upgrading and intensifying its network. In addition to the newly launched 4G network, the telco has also enhanced its 2G and 3G footprint. Telkom’s 2G footprint is currently at 95 per cent while 3G is at 55 per cent.
“Today, the capacity of our network is double what it was about a year ago. We aim to continuously and aggressively grow and optimize our network to ensure that our subscribers across the country enjoy better quality of service and unbeatable offers.,” added Mr. Mareuse.
Telkom subscribers can swap their SIM cards for 4G SIM’s at any Telkom retail shops across the country. On the 4G network, subscribers can enjoy smoother live streaming, faster downloads and uploads, and sharing of video and audio content.
Telkom connects the people that keep Kenya on the move. It does this by providing integrated telecommunications solutions to individuals, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs), Government and large corporates in Kenya, drawing from a diverse solutions suite that includes voice, data, mobile money as well as network services. Powered by its vast fibre optic infrastructure, it is also a major provider of wholesale, carrier-to-carrier traffic within the country and the region.
Telkom is building on a strong, consumer-centric ethos that is committed to providing innovative, accessible and refreshingly simple communications solutions that suit customers’ everyday communication needs.
Established as a telecommunications operator in April 1999, Telkom is 60 per cent owned by Helios Investment Partners, with the remaining stake held by Kenyans through the Government of Kenya.
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