Telkom completes Ksh600 million fibre network upgrade

By Soko Directory Team / November 7, 2017

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Telkom Kenya has completed the first phase of its KSh 600 million upgrade project on its national backbone and metropolitan transmission networks.

Telcom Carrier Services Division Managing Director Kebaso Mokogi says the upgrade will among others offer faster and more reliable data connections with minimal disruptions.

“Our strategic intent to become the region’s infrastructure provider of choice hinges on providing the right infrastructure that delivers the right value to our customers. This investment is a renewal of our commitment to continue delivering unmatched value to our customers in Kenya and the wider East African region,” he says.

This upgrade is part of Telkom’s modernisation programme, which has already seen the Telco invest KSh5 Billion towards network modernisation, leading to the launch of its 4G network; currently available in 32 towns and urban centres across the country and also the doubling of capacity and coverage on its 3G network.

The rehabilitated metropolitan network is designed to provide ultrafast data around key carrier routes in Nairobi, with minimal disruptions.

The project was implemented in preparation of increased data uptake from the increasing penetration of mobile services and high consumption of video content.

The new triple redundancy network has ASON (Automatic Switching Optical Network) capability and aims to deliver a “real experience” with minimal disruption in a city with several infrastructure projects that are ongoing.

ASON also gives the benefit of easier network operation and offers higher network reliability, providing better up-times for customers.

The Backbone improvement has created triple redundancy on the route through the use of Telkom’s own fiber, NOFBI (which is the Kenyan Government owned fiber that is managed by Telkom) and via Kenya Power’s overhead cables.

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