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Telkom upgrades network in more towns


Telkom upgrades network in more towns

Upgrade is part of Telkom’s KSh1 Billion network expansion and optimisation plan

Nairobi, May 02, 2019… Telkom is upgrading its network’s capacity in 5 towns to cater for growing demand across the country.

The ongoing upgrade is part of Telkom’s KSh 1 Billion network expansion and optimisation programme and will see a significant boost to its quality of service in Nairobi, Kisumu, Mombasa, Nakuru and Eldoret. This network expansion will also include the IP Core expansion from 30Gigabit to 100Gigabit that will offer a better experience to Internet users.

Telkom’s Chief Technical and Information Officer, John Barorot, says that the expansion and optimisation programme is geared towards the consistent delivery of high quality service to all its customers across the country.

Mr. Barorot notes: “Delivering value to our customers is at the core of what we do at Telkom. It all begins with a quality and reliable network through which customers from across the country can experience our offerings.”

Mr. Barorot adds: “There may be pockets of network interruption during the execution of this specific upgrade but our customers and Kenyans should look forward to an even more superior experience once done.”

The network upgrade covers both 3G and 4G sites in the five mentioned urban areas with a targeted focus on metros as well as areas around universities and colleges.

Some 3G sites have been earmarked for upgrade to 4G, with the upgrade partly driven by a spike in smartphone users.

This expansion will ensure that subscribers enjoy smoother live streaming, faster downloads and uploads, and sharing of video and audio content.




About Telkom

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 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. Please visit to get to know more about Telkom.


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