In the process of enhancing the reliability, capacity, speeds and reach of its network, Telkom Kenya has announced the expansion of its 4G-covered zones within Nairobi and its surroundings.
In particular, the following areas will soon benefit from the telco’s LTE services: Athi River, Syokimau, Kitengela, Thika, Kiambu Town, Kikuyu Town, Kiserian and Ngong.
This development goes in line with the carrier’s long-term and modernization programme that also purposes to improve 3G coverage in several parts of the country. A couple of days ago, Telkom made key strides by extending 3G coverage to the University of Eastern Africa, Baraton.
LTE expansion is bound to benefit a lot of users who have, from time to time, made multiple complaints about poor or unreliable network speeds even in parts that are supported. At the same time, it means that more people will take advantage of its 2X 4G data campaign that double Freedom (monthly) data bundles.
At the moment, 30 urban centres are 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,” says 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 optimization track reiterates our commitment to focus on the consistent delivery of quality service and experience,” adds 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.”