Telkom Kenya to Upgrade Core Networks to 100Gigabit in Five Towns

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NetworkTelkom Kenya has, for some time now, been involved in a series of activities that target to bolster its carrier services. A couple of months ago, it announced a KES 1 billion program that aims to expand network coverage.

In line with the optimization plan and its promises, Kenya’s third largest mobile operator has revealed that it is upgrading the network capacity in five towns to improve connectivity and cater for the growing demand of its services.

The development will cover the following towns: Nairobi, Kisumu, Mombasa, Kisumu, and Eldoret. Specifically, the upgrade will include IP core expansion from 30Gigabit to 100Gigabit, which will allow the carrier to move to higher capacities and more cost-effective network architectures. In the end, the customer benefits because access to internet services will be fast, so to speak.

“Delivering value to our customers is at the core of what we do at Telkom. It all begins with a quality and reliable network through which customers from across the country can experience our offerings,” says Telkom’s Chief Technical and Information Officer, John Barorot.

“There may be pockets of network interruption during the execution of this specific upgrade but our customers and Kenyans should look forward to an even more superior experience once done,” the CIO adds.

Telkom says that the upgrade will cover both 3G and 4G sites in the mentioned urban centres. In addition, the mobile operator will target metros and areas surrounding universities and colleges.