Telkom Kenya launches 21Mbps 3G
TELECOMS| Aug. 26, 2011, 10:06 a.m.
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.
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