AccessKenya targets counties
BUSINESS| Aug. 30, 2012, 10:21 a.m.
By Semaj Itosno, Nairobi, Kenya
Kenya’s corporate Internet and IT Solutions provider AccessKenya Group has announced plans to connect over 20 major towns on its fast expanding fibre network by close of 2013.
To date, AccessKenya Group has connected all major towns along the western route covering Naivasha, Nakuru, Eldoret, Kisumu, Kericho and will soon expand to Kitale.
AccessKenya Managing Director Kris Senanu says that the Group has allocated over Sh10 Million for the remaining two quarters of 2012 towards this expansion program with the aim of creating the required hops to connect towns already on the planned coverage grid. The amount is an addition to Sh110m that was allocated towards fibre expansion in Nairobi region at the start of the year.
Speaking while officially launching the company’s regional office for Rift Valley in Nakuru town (Westside Mall Kenyatta Avenue), Senanu said the company is executing a national expansion programme so as to benefit from the devolved system of government.
“We have positioned ourselves as the next generation service provider and for us, we are strategically working to deliver specialized IT services to all counties within the next few years,” said Senanu.
Senanu said there were increased opportunities and a growing need for services beyond internet connectivity, which are driving the company’s revenues - especially from the counties.
However, he called on the government to streamline revenue allocation to the counties saying that if managed well, the county system would create massive job opportunities in the telecommunications sector, which would positively impact on the country’s economic growth.
“We are currently exploring strategic partnerships within the telecoms industry and upgrading our redundancy levels to ensure that we have the required infrastructure to deliver these critical services,” he said.
Meanwhile, the MD highlighted the rapid expansion of banks, multinational enterprises and other financial institutions as some of the key target clients for AccessKenya noting that such development will require specialised IT support from telecommunication service providers and for which AccessKenya is taking the lead.
MORE BUSINESS NEWS
MTN Nigeria gets indigenous Chief Financial OfficerMTN Nigeria has announced the appointment of Adekunle Awobodu as its new Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Read More
Networks Unlimited partners with RubrikNetworks Unlimited has been named as sole distributor of Rubrik converged data management solutions in Africa. Read More
Payroll fraud: a serious threat to your business’s sustainabilityPayroll is one of the largest expenses for Small & Medium Businesses and larger enterprises in West Africa, yet many organisations are neglecting the importance of managing the risk of fraud in this area of the business. Read More
Nigeria goes live with Bsystems Collateral Registry SystemNigeria has become the fourth country to roll onto the Collateral Registry System developed by Ghanaian technology solution firm Bsystems. Read More
Arbitration to support justice, says GlobacomGlobacom Nigeria says its support of the International Chamber of Commerce, (ICC) Africa Regional Arbitration Conference in Lagos is a demonstration of its belief that arbitration would further enhance the cause of justice in the country. Read More
Dimension Data names new group CEODimension Data has announced the appointment of Jason Goodall as Group Chief Executive Officer, as Brett Dawson, current CEO, steps down after 12 years. Read More
Solar developer Phanes Group opens African head office in SAInternational solar energy developer, investment manager and asset manager Phanes Group has launched an office in Johannesburg, South Africa – its first African office. Read More
We’re insulated from Nigeria’s forex problem, says IHSIHS Towers says it has not been hard hit by ongoing foreign exchange (forex) squeeze in Nigeria because it is a foreign direct investment (FDI) vehicle into the country. Read More
8 Lessons for entrepreneurs who want to conquer the worldSage Foundation Chairman Ivan Epstein outlines his top advice for entrepreneurs. Read More
TMT Finance Africa in Lagos 2016 to be launched in partnership with IHS TowersTMT Finance and IHS Towers have announced the launch of the inaugural TMT Finance Africa in Lagos, Nigeria conference on September 20, 2016. Read More
FEATURED STORYGovernment should encourage youths in ICT early
Youths should be given more encouragement to develop their ICT skills, an 11-year-old app developer told Kokumo Goodie.
BEST READ NEWS
IN DEPTHIBM Opens First Cloud Data Centre in South Africa
IBM is opening a new IBM Cloud Data Centre in Johannesburg, South Africa. The new cloud center is the result of a close collaboration with Gijima and Vodacom and is designed to support cloud adoption and customer demand across the continent.