Internet is the next frontier, and AccessKenya has decided to push in more investment to widen the infrastructure installation. The ISP made an announcement that it will be investing over 120 million shillings in fibre expansion over the year 2013. Corporate sector and high-end residential areas is their focus as they seek to cover reliable internet connections among other services relying on the same.
According to Mr. Senanu, AccessKenya Managing Director, the increase in the uptake of fibre among the Kenyan corporate and high-end residential clients has driven the AccessKenya’s turnaround strategy that has seen the company’s returns grow over time. He also noted that the company is keen on product diversification and enhanced customer service so as to firm its grip on market share.
Fixed internet subscriptions numbers have risen by 81.7% in the second quarter of 2012 to 7.7 million up from 4.2 million, this shows there is still growth expected in that sector. Growth of internet subscriptions in general is on a steady rise according to Communications Commission of Kenya, this is mainly happening in mobile subscription, but according to Senanu, this is not bad news to fixed connections as this means the more users access interned via their mobile phones, the more the need for dedicated broadband, only possible via fixed connectivity.