Electricity utility company Kenya Power is aspiring to become one of Kenya’s biggest internet service providers. The company plans to offer business customers internet and electricity as a bundle. This will be after running pilot tests with larger power users.
According to statistics, Kenya Power will have 8.59 million consumers by December 2021, including small companies and large industrial clients. According to the Communications Authority, the fixed internet sector is underserved and might provide new income prospects.
Kenya Power says it has a three-year plan to bring internet to households, with rural areas being the key focus.
“We will provide our corporate sector customers with a bundled service of electricity and internet,” Kenya Power told the Business Daily. “Kenya Power will leverage on our vast network to tap into the market…we will offer the corporates the option of using our internet for their primary use or redundancy.”
If you’re worried about delivery, it’s worth noting that they’ve been in the company for a long.
They already rent fibre-optic connections connected to transmission lines to internet service providers. Furthermore, ISPs have been utilizing Kenya Power’s extensive power transmission network to lower the expenses associated with cable laying.
Kenya Power says it has a three-year plan to bring internet to households, with rural areas being the key focus. They have a cheap entrance cost since they already have a solid transmission network in rural Kenya. They also want to provide low-cost bundles in order to win market share.