KDN targets big fish

Kenya’ s largest private data communications carrier Kenya Data Networks (KDN) is pulling out of the retail market and aiming at the wholesale market.

KDN is majority owned by South African-based Altech and is described as the fastest-growing ICT company in East Africa.

KDN said this week that it would no longer compete in the same space as some of its major customers, ISPs, and would instead focus on expansion and the business to business market. 

KDN is migrating its retail customers to its sister company, Swift Global Kenya.

The company is reported to be intending to grow its infrastructure, with an expanded fibre optic network and data centres in the pipeline.

Two months ago, Hong Kong based PCCW and KDN signed an MPLS interconnect agreement to mutually extend their coverage to over 110 countries and 1300 cities worldwide.

They are interconnected via the TEAMS and Seacom cable systems, and the agreement, they said, would allow them to offer both Layer 2 Ethernet and Layer 3 MPLS-based VPN services.

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