Jamii migrates clients to upgraded platform

Kenyan cable operator Jamii Telecoms Limited (JTL) has upgraded its fibre optic network and is now migrating clients to the new platform.

Jamii Telecoms says the upgrade took four months and cost Sh261 million. It says the new JTL Internet Protocol/Multiprotocol Label Switching MPLS fibre optic infrastructure is more secure and will boost customer satisfaction through quality of service, better functionality, increased capacity and higher flexibility.

“The robust network will address speed, scalability, quality of service, management and traffic engineering (prioritizing data flow, a challenges often faced by data networks providers.”

JTL provides its services to banks, government and learning institutions, among other clients who demand high security on their data.

Joshua Chepkwony, the chairman of Jamii telecoms, said the upgrade exercise had covered Nairobi, Mombasa, Naivasha, Nakuru, Eldoret, Kisumu, Kitale, Bugoma, Busia, Kakamega, Thika, Kisii, Kericho, and would include Nyeri, Embu, Meru and Nanyuki by end Q3.

“The upgrade will give us a head start over our rivals, especially in the counties where banks and government will require secure internet connections due to the sensitivity of the information they handle,” said Chepkwony.

He said that other than targeting banking institutions, the firm is also targeting government tenders -to connect learning institutions, health facilities and the administrative offices in the devolved government.

JTL has also embarked on a Fiber-to-The-Homes (FTTH) project under the brand name Jtl-faiba, giving Kenyans to access reliable, faster and affordable Internet connectivity.

The service is currently available in the following estates,  Karen , Nyari, Runda Gigiri, Ridgeways Kitusuru, Muthaiga, Thigiri, Springs Valley, Lower Kabete, Westlands  Loresho and Valley Arcade. It will soon be available in Lavington and Kileleshwa.

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