Orange Launches Double Play Service for Muthaiga and Ignores the Mass

In this age where Safaricom is going 4G and even other small operators rolling out Triple Play, Orange sees it best to let us live in stone age with so yester-years service. before I tell you more about what Orange announced, my 3G+ net is the slowest on earth for the last 3 days. But at the launch, Mr Ghossein promised that we will be seeing triple play soon.

And Orange, just like AccessKenya, doesn’t see the critical mass of the Eastlands dwellers as very important to their internet business. All services are first given to Muthaiga, Runda and Gigiri residents. These areas could not wait for you. These areas got internet 2 decades ago. The patiently waiting mass you never think of are still waiting and are using the mobile more than anything

Orange is trying to slap its Fixed Line business to wake up. They have today announced a broadband through copper experience by looping the Fibre with the Copper.  You will not be able to get the data and voice services through your landline. Speeds will be of upto 8Mbps according to Orange.  “By integrating our copper and fibre infrastructure, our new bouquet of Orange Double Play offers that we are unveiling today, are undoubtedly set to exceed the voice and data communication expectations of our customers.” Orange CEO, Mickael Ghossein said.

He said, “With speeds of upto 8MB per second, we now have a network easily scalable to transmit video signals, just like it happens in developed countries. We are already in talks with partners will see Orange introduce Triple play services in the near future.”

“Today, we are launching Orange Double Play to serve residents and businesses in Muthaiga and its environs; however we will soon roll this out further afield into other areas. With our defined last mile solution redundant loop we have now achieved our dream of delivering true broadband to Kenyan homes,” he added.

The clients will access Orange Double Play through fibre optic cable, with the last mile to their homes and offices offered through copper.

The Orange Double Play offering will be offered in four packages:

a)      Fixed Broadband  ( Fixed broadband including 2,000 free minutes on your landline) for as low as Kshs 2,999

b)      Fixed and Mobile Broadband  (Fixed broadband, mobile broadband and 2,000 free minutes on your landline)for as low as Kshs 3,800

c)      Fixed broadband and Orange Mobile (Fixed broadband, 3,500 free minutes on Orange Mobile and 2,000 free minutes on your landline) for as low as Kshs 4,990

d)      Fixed Broadband, Mobile broadband and Orange Mobile  (Fixed broadband, mobile broadband, 3,500 free minutes on Orange Mobile and 2,000 free minutes on your landline )for as low as Kshs 6,500

Ghossein has assured customers of good quality services and round the clock support from a highly qualified team of Orange staff.



Written by Robert

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