AccessKenya to Launch in Uganda & Rwanda


AccessKenyaDimension Data-owned firm AccessKenya is set to launch in Uganda and Rwanda in October this year and April next year respectively, in a Sh96 million expansion programme.

The internet service provider also has plans to expand to Burundi, Ethiopia and Tanzania in its regional expansion move according to a report by the Business Daily.

AccessKenya Group, earlier said it aimed at connecting 15 counties to its expanding fibre and wireless network this year in a move to show it’s commitment to delivering localized ICT solutions to every county.

In March, AccessKenya appointed Kris Senanu as Deputy Chief Executive Officer beginning his dual role as both Managing Director of AccessKenya’s internet business and as its Deputy CEO, a position which did not exist in the firm. Senamu was in charge of driving regional expansion.

Today, the group appointed Betty Mudhune as its chief operating officer (COO) as it nears its merger with Internet Solution, another arm of Dimension Data. Ms Mudhune was the COO of Internet Solution.

Mr. Senamu told the paper:“Previously we did not see the need for such a position, however with the acquisition and the ongoing interaction with Internet Solution, the product portfolios have grown that demand someone to be in charge.”

In May this year, Internet Solutions bought 100% of AlwaysOn, a firm that provides secure WiFi internet access to over 1400 locations in South Africa and plus roaming capabilities in over 110 countries at more than 1-million hotspots. Thanks to the growth of a global society, Wi-Fi connections have been on high demand across borders.

Then recently,Internet Solutions acquired Continuity SA for an undisclosed sum to combine the firm’s offerings to provide clients with a single end to end provider of services with enhanced delivery capability.

AccessKenya is part of the Internet Solutions business, which is a division of Dimension Data Middle East & Africa which falls under Dimension Data Holdings plc, a wholly-owned by the NTT Group.