Telkom Kenya expands LTE coverage

Telkom Kenya expands LTE coverage
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Published: 4 June 2018 - 12:01 p.m.
By: Evan Real

Telkom Kenya has expanded its 4G-covered zones within Nairobi and its surroundings. Athi River, Syokimau, Kitengela, Thika, Kiambu Town, Kikuyu Town, Kiserian and Ngong are now under coverage.

This development goes in line with the carrier’s long-term and modernisation programme that also purposes to improve 3G coverage in several parts of the country. Telkom made key strides at the beginning of the week, by extending 3G coverage to the University of Eastern Africa, Baraton.

Thirty urban centres are now equipped with Telkom 4G services.

“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’s CEO, Aldo Mareuse.

A few weeks ago, Telkom announced that it would give up its tower to American Tower Corporation (ATC). The agreement will see ATC take control of up to 723 towers that have been under Telkom’s control and management. This means that the telco will focus on providing quality telecommunications services to its customers, as well as releasing capital for additional investment in Telkom’s network and IT platforms.

“The network optimisation track reiterates our commitment to focus on the consistent delivery of quality service and experience,” said Mareuse. “We initiated a switch-over in transmission to a fully-fledged Internet Protocol platform, that has led to more efficiencies and continues to open up our network to easier scalability and integration.”




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