Kenya’s pay television provider Zuku is undertaking a major network upgrade worth of KSh220 million to offer customers enhanced speeds and trim back on downtime.
The upgrade is scheduled for completion by the end of October and involves laying the foundation for provision of up to 50Mbps for customers in the Kenyan capital Nairobi.
Commenting on the move, Wananchi Group’s chief executive Richard Alden said Zuku has witnessed unprecedented growth in customer numbers, prompting the need for “provision of more capacity in the network to accommodate the growth.”
“This upgrade will ensure that we offer improved quality of service, to existing and new customers,” Alden said, adding that the work needed setting up appropriate infrastructure, which began earlier this year.
“The upgrade will focus on increasing network access capacity for the end user and new voice architecture to provide cutting edge telephony services and increase national backbone capacity,” Alden said, as quoted by The Star.
He further revealed that the company will continue investing in the latest technology as a means of sustaining a competitive in the pay-TV sector.
The move by Wananchi Group, which owns the Zuku satellite TV, follows a quarterly report released last week by Communications Authority of Kenya, which showed the company had increased market share in the Fixed/ Wireless Internet Subscriptions market by 1.7 percent to 44.7 percent.