Orange Kenya Re-brands to Telkom Kenya with Ksh 25 Bn Investment in Network

By David Indeje / June 6, 2017

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Communications services provider Telkom Kenya has announced that it has invested KSh5 Billion in network and infrastructure expansion as it launched its 4G/LTE network across 29 towns in Kenya.


Speaking during the firm’s rebranding from Orange Kenya to Telkom Kenya on Thursday, Chief Executive Officer  Aldo Mareuse, said  their aim is to deliver a new, differentiated entity in the minds of our clients,partners, employees and other stakeholders through its new vision:“Connecting the people that make Kenya move”.

“Expanding our network is essential to delivering the mobile and broadband needs of tomorrow,” he emphasised.

“We have increased our number of sites by 50 percent to over 1600 sites all across the country and will continue building in 2017. E have also doubled our capacity and coverage as well as the reach of our 3G network, increased our indoor coverage.”

He said Telkom Kenya, the third largest mobile operator in Kenya,will be reviewing their mobile money offering and revamping it into a new,and truly exciting as well as improved platform.

“The new platform will be disruptive and flexible in all means, particularly suited to the young digitally savvy generation pegged on their adopted five new values : We adopted new values: Integrity, customer-centricity, innovation, teamwork and empowerment.”

Read: Telkom Kenya to Face off Orange Money and Re-brand, Should Safaricom’s MPESA Worry? 

“Our aim is to provide the highest quality network with the most competitive data bundles to power a moving Kenyan,” noted Mareuse.

Helios Investment Partners, the largest African only Private Equity firm, owns 60 percent stake in Telkom and the Government of Kenya 40 percent.



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