In November last year, Access Kenya said it was embarking on a Ksh 300 million network upgrade in the towns of Nairobi, Nakuru and Thika aimed at boosting resilience and to increase business connectivity, today the firm announced it has completed the move.
Both in Fibre and Wireless networks, the Kes 300 Million Investment will enable the firm to cover 18 of the country’s major towns by 2016 with fiber connectivity and enhanced bandwidth in response to business growth in these regions.
Raymond Macharia- Chief Technical Officer, Access Kenya said in a statement, “The number of enterprises and county-reliant businesses that need high speed connectivity and other related solutions has been on the rise and this has been exerting a strain on existing resources. To meet this demand, we are deploying infrastructure to widen our network footprint as well as increase the bandwidth to reach more corporate customers with reliable connectivity.”
For businesses, the upgrade means high speed connectivity, a stronger network for layered services such as real-time CCTV monitoring, VOIP and Video on Demand, Data Backup Services and other key services. The firm says its new hardware can now handle these additional demands in data rates of up to 100 Giga bits per second on its redundant fiber.
Running concurrently with the network upgrade, the company has also announced the ongoing upgrade of it’s Core Network expected to be completed later in the year. The upgrade which will be carried out in phases and will involve the activation and increase the number of core nodes in order to boost resilience and widen the reach.
Access Kenya is betting on increased fiber connectivity speeds and reliability to reach new customers in the corporate segment for the delivery of layered solutions on a strong data service provision backed by growth of Small and Medium Enterprises.