AccessKenya rolls out Ksh35m expansion
AccessKenya plans to aggressively target the 47 county governments for connection to its fibre and wireless networks, and to extend other ICT solutions to the counties, before the end of 2014.
The Group says it is in the process of actualising its national expansion strategy and has already rolled out networks in Kakamega, Kericho, Machakos and Meru. “AccessKenya Group is committed to delivering localised ICT solutions to every county and elevating the ICT standards of Kenya” comments Group Managing Director Jonathan Somen.
“As a company, we appreciate that each county has unique ICT needs so we plan to work with county governments and ICT managers to tailor make solutions for the counties. We further aim to expand our national coverage directly with our own network during 2013 and into the future so as to take advantage of this opportunity and be the preferred one-stop ICT solutions provider.”
The company plans to invest over Ksh35 million to national expansion roll out this year, a strategic move necessitated by growing demand for broadband services across the counties according to the company’s feasibility assessment done over the past year.
So far, AccessKenya has connected 15 towns outside of Nairobi including Kisumu, Eldoret, Kakamega, Kericho, Nanyuki, Nyeri, Thika, Nakuru, Naivasha, Kiambu, AthiRiver, Ngong, Kilifi, Elburgon and Mazeras.
Ten counties are planned for connection before the end of the year, and already the firm is digging fibre network extensions on the North Coast of Mombasa and AthiRiver to add up to over 400km of fibre network in Nairobi and Mombasa. Among towns listed for connection before year end include Kitale, Kisii Kiambu and Embu.