[Kenya] Telkom expands 4G network to 19 towns
Newly rebranded Telkom has announced expansion of its 4G network to 19 more towns giving Kenyans an alternative to experience faster Internet speeds.
Telkom subscribers with 4G enabled devices will now enjoy the 4G service in major Kenyan cities and towns following its network upgrade and commissioning of 4G sites across the country.
This follows the initial announcement made of 4G ready towns: Nairobi, Mombasa, Kisumu, Eldoret, Nakuru, Nyeri, Machakos, Kiambu and Kisii. Fast growing Kitengela, Naivasha, Kericho, Limuru, Meru, Thika, Ngong, Embu, Nyahururu, Narok, Kitui and Voi join the expanded list as Telkom deepens its data presence in the market.
Tourism-rich towns of Diani and Malindi and the agriculture-rich Western circuit of Bungoma, Kakamega, Kitale, Siaya and Maseno have built a viable case for 4G roll-outs.
Speaking in Kisumu when he announced the expansion, Telkom’s CEO, Aldo Mareuse says: “In this competitive digital era, Kenyans need a choice of data provider. We are not only guaranteeing that our subscribers across the country will enjoy better quality of service and unbeatable offers, but value for their money.”
Over the last one year since the change of ownership and management, Telkom has invested KSh 5billion in upgrading and densifying its network. The firm has already unveiled affordable data plans that are expected to energise the use of the new 4G network.
Existing and new Telkom subscribers are set to enjoy free 4G data daily upon purchase of any data bundle and free daily access to WhatsApp. Telkom subscribers can also swap their current SIM cards for 4G SIM cards at any Telkom retail shop across the country.
On the 4G network, subscribers can enjoy smoother live streaming, faster downloads and uploads, and sharing of video and audio content.