Telkom Kenya launches 21Mbps 3G

TELECOMS

|
Image: Orange Kenya CEO Mickael Ghossein. By BiztechAfrica
Orange Kenya CEO Mickael Ghossein

Describing it as a “new internet era”, Telkom Kenya has gone live with its long-awaited 3G network in Kenya.

The new 21 Mbps service will be billed from 40cts per Mb to a maximum of Kshs 4 per MB, on a pay as you go service.

Telkom Kenya CEO Mickael Ghossein said the new best-in-class network, with speeds of up to 21Mbps, will make it possible for mobile and computer-based users to derive maximum data values from Orange.

The 21Mbps network service will initially be offered in Nairobi, Mombasa and Kisumu, with plans to open up services in other regions in the coming months, as demand for data related services continues to rise.

Ghossein said, “In line with our strategy, I can confirm that indeed a new internet era begins today -  that will be characterised by Orange maintaining a steady lead by way of innovative products and services, providing simplicity through our customer experience while maintaining our value proposition to the customer.” Orange has also unveiled a range of high speed internet devices for use across all consumer segments.

At the same time, the company launched a range of HD voice devices delivering high definition voice calls, and the launch of a 3G shared broadband Wi-Fi router.

The Business Broadband router enables 6-10 users to connect to the internet at the same time, via a plug and play device. It is compatible to both GSM and CDMA networks and works on both Windows and Mac based operating systems.



Share the News

Get Daily Newsletter

Search News

comments powered by Disqus

MORE TELECOMS NEWS

Nigeria's telco InterC Network targets 10m customers

CDMA telco Intercellular has staged a come-back as InterC Network, with a target of capturing 10 million customers in the next five years. Read More

MTN Rwanda launches Business Call Assist for SMEs

MTN Rwanda has launched a cost-effective answering position and personal call management tool designed specifically for small and medium enterprises.  Read More

Airtel Ghana launches groundbreaking home solution

Richard Adiase, Acting Head of Airtel Business  Airtel Ghana has launched a groundbreaking home solution dubbed Airtel Quonect to provide unparalleled Communication, Connectivity and Collaborative solutions for the modern home. Read More

Ghana Chamber of Telecoms appoints Vodafone CEO as new board chairman

The Ghana Chamber of Telecommunications has appointed the CEO of Vodafone, Ms. Yolanda Cuba, as Chairperson for the ensuing year, with MTN CEO Ebenezer Asante as Vice Chair.  Read More

Telecoms Hall of Fame inducts Glo chairman, Adenuga

Globacom has been named best mobile operator for the year 2016, while its chairman, Dr. Mike Adenuga Jr., has been inducted into the Telecoms Hall of Fame for Telecoms Development as a Platinum member. Read More

Etisalat kicks off Nigerian photo competition

Etisalat Nigeria, in line with its commitment to promote innovation and creativity, has announced the opening of the 2016 Etisalat Photography Competition. Read More

Tigo Ghana rewards customer loyalty with new promo

Tigo Ghana has launched another promo geared towards rewarding and appreciating its customers.  Read More

NCA to prosecute mast owners who host illegal transmission equipment

Ghana’s telecoms regulator the National Communication Authority (NCA) has sounded a word of caution to operators of communication masts in the country to desist from hosting illegal transmission equipment off their masts or face prosecution.  Read More

Safaricom drops roaming charges by up to 99%

Following successful negotiations with its global network of partners, Safaricom has reduced roaming charges for calls and data by up to 99 per cent for over 200 networks across the world. Read More

Nigeria’s fifth telco, ntel, appoints Danjuma board chairman

NatCom Development & Investment Limited (NatCom) trading as ntel, has announced a key addition to its board and the emergence of elder statesman, accomplished businessman and respected philanthropist, Gen TY Danjuma (retd) as Chairman. Read More

PRESS OFFICES

Sage EnterpriseSAP AfricaTrust PayVMWareSamsung ElectronicsMitsumi DistributionPhoenix DistributionMTN BusinessSchneider ElectricMultichoiceMicrosoft 4AfrikaNetworks UnlimitedArbor NetworksEricssonTigo Ghana

FEATURED STORY

Financial services sees AI as both opportunity and threatFinancial services sees AI as both opportunity and threat

Banking is already a key area where technology is having an impact throughout Africa, and a new survey assesses the impact artificial intelligence will have on this sector.

IN DEPTH

Access and Use of ICT stats releasedAccess and Use of ICT stats released

Statistics Botswana has released the first results of the 2014 Information and Communication Technology Household Survey.