Telkom has completed the first phase of its countrywide Mobile 4G/LTE network expansion, covering Mombasa, Kilifi, Kwale, Lamu, and Taita/Taveta, as well as Makueni, Machakos, Kitui, and Kajiado Counties.
This network expansion is part of Telkom’s nationwide network rollout, together with its partners, networks and telecommunications company Ericsson, and systems integrator NEC XON, announced in November last year, to add an additional 2,000 4G sites onto Telkom’s Mobile 4G/LTE Network, by 2023.
This nationwide rollout that is set to cost US $ 100M, is part of Telkom’s long-term network expansion strategy that addresses digital transformation, as well as lay the groundwork towards the company’s long-term goal to become the technology partner of choice to its customers in Kenya and the region.
“We remain committed to better position our infrastructure asset base and services to drive digital transformation within our various customer segments thus providing them with more value, as well as bridge the digital divide through the expansion of our Mobile Data Network,” said Telkom Kenya CEO, Mugo Kibati.
Kibati added that they are on course with their long-term terrestrial network expansion plan which will see Telkom scale up to 80 percent of its network to 4G, increase its network footprint across the country, and get more Kenyans online.
Telkom’s pre-paid Mobile Subscribers at the Coast and Lower Eastern regions will also get to enjoy the Barizi Bundle, an hourly Mobile Bundle that is exclusive to the region. All a customer will need to do is dial *544*0*2#, follow the prompts and access the Bundle.
The hourly bundle has two offers: 350 MB at Sh5, and 1GB at Sh1