AccessKenya Gets Broadband Boost From SEACOM



The growth plans of AccessKenya , Corporate IT Solutions Provider involves adding an international broadband capacity and this will involve a little help from SEACOM.

The STM-4 line with a capacity of 620 Megabytes on SEACOM is intended to bolster the firm as it actualizes its network expansion strategy to cover all the 47 counties in Kenya.

The acquisition offers continued diversity in undersea fiber routes with capacity on multiple networks explained Raymond Macharia, AccessKenya’s Chief Technical Officer.

This includes alternative paths through Mumbai and South Africa, which, according to Macharia, will be helpful when Middle Eastern routes are unstable.

“To date, AccessKenya has deployed capacity of above 3.5 gigabytes giving us excellent and guaranteed service delivery options. With capacity on TEAMS, Seacom and Eassy cables we see this as a great value proposition to the market as we grow our services”, said Macharia.

The move comes as the company, which is currently extending its fiber cable in Nairobi and the Coast of Kenya recently acquired by the $5.8 billion global solutions and services provider, Dimension Data Plc and prepares the ground for growth into the counties.

Having made wireless connections recently in Kisii County and Isiolo County in January this year, AccessKenya intends to connect another 13 counties through its growing wireless, metro and national fiber connection.