Telkom has completed the Coast and Lower Eastern phase of its national Mobile 4G/LTE Network expansion.
The expansion covers Mombasa, Kilifi, Kwale, Lamu, and Taita/Taveta counties, as well as Makueni, Machakos, Kitui, and Kajiado.
This network expansion in the area is a key milestone in Telkom’s nationwide network rollout plan, which it announced in November last year with its partners, networks and telecommunications company Ericsson, and systems integrator NEC XON, to add an additional 2,000 4G sites to Telkom’s Mobile 4G/LTE Network by 2023.
This nationwide rollout, which is expected to cost $100 million, is part of Telkom’s long-term network expansion strategy, which addresses digital transformation and lays the groundwork for the company’s long-term goal of becoming the technology partner of choice for its customers in Kenya and the region. Individual consumers, corporations, and the public sector are all increasing their need for broadband, connectivity, and digital platforms as a result of digital revolution in the telecoms sector.
“This is a very exciting milestone for Telkom. We firmly believe that Mobile Data is a fundamental human right and it has now emerged as a daily necessity. We remain committed to better position our infrastructure asset base and services to drive digital transformation within our various Customer segments thus providing them with more value, as well as bridge the digital divide through the expansion of our Mobile Data Network.” said Telkom Kenya’s CEO, Mr. Mugo Kibati.
Today’s customer is also demanding more competitive and comprehensive products that address their different and ever-changing needs: browsing, downloading, streaming, mobile money transactions, reading the news online, and updating their apps; actions that are now very important to everyday life.
“We remain cognisant of the integral role our Mobile Data network plays in keeping our customers connected. We are on course with our long-term terrestrial network expansion plan which will see us scale up to 80% of our network to 4G, increase our network footprint across the country, and get more Kenyans online.” Mr Kibati added.