The Star (Nairobi)

20 February 2013

Kenya: Telkom Spend Sh4 Billion On Cables

Telkom Kenya has started replacing copper cables with fibre infrastructure to save itself from frequent cable cuts and vandalism. The company will spend up to Sh4 billion in the countrywide upgrade.

The transformation initially targets Nairobi's Upper Hill and Milimani where a bulk of office blocks - Telkom main clients - are located."In the Upper Hill area, this has been compounded by a road construction that commenced without proper prior notice," said Felix Aron, Telkom Kenya-Orange's product manager in charge of corporate marketing.

"The copper infrastructure has various key challenges including the fact that there are several pairs of copper cable, thus complex to restore during faults and also complex to create redundancy. A fibre network on the other hand is more ideal in that it needs shorter time to restore and has redundancy factored in the last mile," said Aron.

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