AccessKenya aims for 1Gb bandwidth

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AccessKenya aims for 1Gb bandwidth

AccessKenya has embarked on a one-year network optimisation drive set to deliver up to 1 Gigabit bandwidth, up from 200Mbps delivered on wireless backhauls.

The company says as part of its ongoing plan to deliver faster internet speeds, it has embarked on a network optimisation drive that is set to go on for the next twelve months.  The process which is already underway will involve the conversion of all wireless base stations to fibre optic cable links and is expected to yield more bandwidth capacity.

According to the Network Manager Cyril Oluoch, the upgrade is part of the larger plan to bolster internet connectivity over vast regions and deliver versatile Wide Area Network solutions. This drive has been informed by the continued increase among company's corporate clientele.

“The conversion will enable us achieve up to 1 Gigabit bandwidth, up from the maximum 200Mbps delivered on wireless backhauls,” notes Oluoch.

The conversion will not only guarantee better speeds for our clients but also deliver upgraded capacities for more customers. Additionally, the move will also see the Group cap licensing related costs by over 50% and allow for greater profit margins due to reduced operational expenses.

The group has in the recent years diversified its range of service offering to include complex WAN solutions such as Multi Protocol Label Switching (MPLS) technology that bridges communication over expansive divides.



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