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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 [...]