Wananchi to use KPLC network for fibre rollout

17 Jul 2009

According to Business Daily, Kenyan triple-play operator Wananchi has sealed a deal with Kenya Power and Lighting Company (KPLC) to deploy a fibre-optic network across KPLC’s power transmission system. The agreement will give Wananchi, which provides triple-play services through its ‘Zuku’ brand, access to more than one million KPLC customers nationwide. Suhayl Esmailjeee, CEO of Wananchi said, ‘We are deploying the ‘design unseen’ network in key urban areas that enables us to install our fibre network on KPLC’s electricity poles… We have a complete network in Nairobi and our next goal is to ride on KPLC’s power network for a national reach.’

Kenya, Wananchi Group (Zuku)