Telkom Completes Sh600 Million Network Upgrade

Kebaso Mokogi - MD Carrier Services
Kebaso Mokogi – MD Carrier Services

Telkom has completed the first phase of its Sh600 million upgrade project on its National backbone and Metropolitan transmission networks.

This is part of Telkom’s modernization programme, which has already seen the Telco invest Sh5 Billion towards network modernization, leading to the launch of its 4G network; currently available in 32 towns and urban centers across the country and also the doubling of capacity and coverage on its 3G network.

The upgrade to its National backbone and Metropolitan transmission networks will deliver triple backup features, enriched service experience and extended reach to its customers in the East African market.

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The firm seeks to cement its position in high-speed data, serving the local and international ISPs and Service Providers, Content Delivery Networks (CDNs) and Over The Top Providers (OTTs) with this strategic investment.

Managing Director, Carrier Services Division, Kebaso G. Mokogi says the investment in ultra-fast backbone and metro infrastructure will offer faster, more reliable data connections to Telkom customers.

“Our strategic intent to becoming 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,” Mr. Mokogi said.

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

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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Written by Kahawa Tungu


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