Telkom, an integrated telecommunications provider in Kenya, has begun setting up a fibre loop for the city of Mombasa to meet the growing demand for faster data by its business and individual customers.
The laying of the new metro loop will connect Mombasa, linking it to Telkom’s over 10,000-kilometer of the national backbone and the 1,000KM redundancy backbone between Mombasa and Tororo.
This initiative is aimed at improving connectivity and enhance quality of service to customers.
Telkom CEO Mugo Kibati said that the firm intends to set up similar fibre loops in all large towns within the country to meet the growing demand for broadband by businesses, homes and individuals.
“This demonstrates our commitment to connect the people that keep Kenya on the move with the provision of fast, reliable internet. These metro loops will facilitate access to the internet, which plays an important role in the lives of individuals and businesses. It further serves to entrench our position as Kenya’s preferred data network,” Kibati added.
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Telkom has a resilient 400G fibre capacity on its entire backbone that runs from Mombasa through Malaba to Tororo.
The set-up of metro loops is part of Telkom’s KSh1 Billion plan to expand and optimize Telkom’s network across the country.
The network expansion plan includes 3G and 4G mobile connectivity, as well as its Fibre-to-the-Building (FTTB) Network for enterprise and corporate customers.