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AccessKenya rolls out fibre backhaul

Monday 21 January 2013 | 11:46 CET | News
AccessKenya Group has started a network optimization drive aimed at delivering faster internet speeds to customers over the next twelve months. The process, which began in late December 2012, involves the conversion of all wireless base stations to fibre-optic links and is expected to increase bandwidth capacity by over 80 percent. Group Network Manager Cyril Oluoch said the upgrade is part of a larger plan to bolster internet connectivity over vast regions and meet growing demand for WAN services among corporate clients. Oluoch said the conversion will enable up to 1 Gbps bandwidth, up from the maximum 200Mbps delivered on its current wireless backhauls. According to Oluoch, the move will also see AccessKenya cap licensing related costs by over 50 percent and allow for greater profit margins on the back of reduced operational expenses. Last year, the AccessKenya Group spent over KES 37 million in licence fees. So far, about 20 base stations in areas including Kasarani, Lavington and Lower Kabete have been converted to fibre.

Categories: Internet / Mobile & Wireless
Companies: AccessKenya
Countries: Kenya
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