Kenyan internet and IT solutions provider AccessKenya Group has acquired additional international broadband capacity on the SEACOM undersea cable to support its growth plans.
AccessKenya – which was recently acquired by South Africa’s Dimension Data – said in a statement the STM-4 line, which has a capacity of 620 Megabytes – on SEACOM is intended to increase the firm’s capacity as it implements its network expansion strategy to cover all the 47 counties in Kenya.
Raymond Macharia, AccessKenya chief technical officer (CTO), said the additional capacity offers “continued diversity” in undersea fibre routes with capacity on multiple networks, including alternative paths through Mumbai, India, and South Africa, useful when Middle Eastern routes are unstable.
“To date, AccessKenya has deployed capacity of above 3.5 gigabytes giving us excellent and guaranteed service delivery options. With capacity on TEAMS, SEACOM and EASSy cables we see this as a great value proposition to the market as we grow our services,” said Macharia.
The firm is preparing for growth into the counties, with Kisii County this week going live on the AccessKenya wireless network, after Isiolo County was connected in January.
This year AccessKenya intends to connect another 13 counties, while it is currently extending its fibre cable system in Nairobi and around the city limits, as well as in the Northern and Southern Coast of Kenya.
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