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Telkom Kenya launched free WIFI hotspots in Nairobi CBD

Nairobi County Government in partnership with Meelin Media Limited and Telkom Kenya will be providing free wireless internet access in select parts of Nairobi, to fill in the connectivity gap. This initiative is a boost to the governments efforts to bridge existing gaps in internet connectivity. Whereas internet penetration has grown over the last few [...]

Telkom is expanding its fibre network in Kenya

Telkom Kenya has begun setting up a fibre network to serve the city of Mombasa with an aim of providing faster Internet to its business and individual customers. The firm aims to set up similar fibre loops in all large towns within the country to meet the growing demand for broadband by businesses, homes and [...]

Telkom Kenya and Airtel Kenya to merge

Telkom Kenya confirmed news to merge with Airtel Kenya. The new joint venture Airtel-Telkom is expected to grow its market share, widen its distribution network and also creating awareness of its strong brand.  According to IT Web Africa, “Telkom Kenya has the option of holding up to 49 percent of that shareholding. The merged company [...]

Telkom Kenya to plan 3G/4G expansion

Telkom Kenyas 3G/4G project expansion worth KES 1 billion and is targeting to maximize fiber-to-the-building (FTTB) product, improving its service quality for enterprise and corporate customers. The CEO of Telkom Kenya, Mugo Kibati explained about the project plan, It remains our objective to entrench our position as Kenyas preferred Data network, which can only be [...]

Bharti Airtel plan to acquire Telkom Kenya

Indian based telco Bharti Airtel is reportedly planning to acquire Kenya’s smallest telecoms operator, Telkom Kenya. The move is intended to help Airtel scale up its presence in East Africa and create a stronger challenger to Kenya’s dominant telco, Safaricom.  The company previously held talks to discuss a potential merger in 2018, but discussions ground [...]

Telkom Kenya seals €35-million loan to extend network

The European Investment Bank (EIB) has offered a loan of 35-million (approximately US$40 million) to Telkom Kenya, the East African country’s third biggest operator. The companys objective is to use the loan to extend its mobile and data services and predict an increase in market share. However, the operator has not disclosed exact details as [...]

Telkom expands 4G network around Nairobi in Kenya

Mobile operator Telkom Kenya is expanding its 4G network around Nairobi. The telecom company wants to reach more customers by launching a campaign for this purpose. This operation dubbed “Bomba 4G” will invite people living on the outskirts of Nairobi to test the performance of its broadband network. The surrounding areas of Nairobi that now [...]

Telkom Kenya deploys financial resources for 3G and 4G

Today, Telkom Kenya announced a grand promotion that will see 50 subscribers win 50 cars each for the next 10 weeks. The telecoms company decidedly launched the campaign on Valentines Day to commemorate a significant growth in the number of subscriber under its umbrella. As the telco switched ownership to its current largest shareholder Helios [...]

Faiba Mobile launched in Kenya

The big launch of the mobile network was on December 5, 2017. JTL (The companys Logo) becomes the fifth big mobile network operator in Kenya after Safaricom, Airtel, Telkom Kenya and Equitel. Getting its footing in an already competitive market, named Faiba Mobile, will be JTLs next frontier after aggressively pursuing broadband connectivity in the [...]

Telkom Kenya to expand 4G network to 28 towns

Telkom Kenya, announced the expansion for its 4G network from nine towns to 28. Over the last year since the investment of Helios Investment Partner on the company creating a change of management and ownership since Helios now possess 60% of the company. The new investment of US$ 48 million (KES 5 billion) in upgrade [...]