Orange rolls out free Wi-Fi in Bungoma County



Orange has rolled out Wi-Fi in Bungoma County covering the county headquarters and the town and the company says it will roll out in phase two to cover the entire sub-counties and the adjacent areas.

The roll-out of Wi-Fi in Bungoma follows a similar project in Nakuru country where INFONET, a Kenyan based innovations group. Orange says INFONET approached it to provide a redundant link at a reasonable cost that was to run alongside one provided by another ISP that INFONET had also engaged. Orange installed the link as instructed by INFONET; however, it never got to complete the integration to the access network, as INFONET denied its technical team access to their equipment.

After the Nakuru deal failed, Liquid Telecom moved in and revived the project. Liquid Telecom Kenya said it invested between $340,000 and $400,000 to revamp the stalled Nakuru Wi-Fi project.

Orange has not specified partners in the Bungoma Wi-Fi project but we just hope its not INFONET again.