Nairobi, June 6, 2017… Telkom has entered the home broadband segment with the introduction of a home data offer dubbed the ‘Home Plan’ for its home users with 4G.
Coming on the heels of the launch of Telkom’s 4G network, which is now available in all major cities and towns in Kenya, the new data offering will see Telkom subscribers experience the upgraded network at discounted data bundles – the most competitive in the market.
A 4G-enabled network has been at the heart of Telkom’s transformation in the last one year. Telkom has so far rolled-out about 160 4G sites across the country in a US$50 million network and upgrading investment.
Telkom’s 4G is supported by significant investments in fiber optic undersea cables. It has stakes in TEAMs, a 5,000-kilometre undersea fibre optic cable (through Fujairah in the UAE), in LION2, a 2,700-kilometre cable (through Mayotte in Mauritius) and in the East Africa Submarine System cable.
It also manages the governments National Optic Fibre Backbone, a national inland fibre optic cable network.
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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