Jamii unveils MPLS overhaul

25 Jun 2012

Kenyan broadband provider Jamii Telecommunications Ltd (JTL) has revealed that it has completed work on a comprehensive upgrade of its fibre-optic network, which saw its existing Ethernet network upgraded to the Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) standard. The KES261 million (USD3.1 million) project covers Nairobi, Mombasa, Naivasha, Nakuru, Eldoret, Kisumu, Kitale, Bugoma, Busia, Kakamega, Thika, Kisii and Kericho.

The network overhaul, which was first announced by JTL in January this year, is expected to situate the company in pole position for future government tenders to bring internet connectivity to the country’s rural counties, whilst simultaneously allowing it to formulate improved working relationships with banks and other financial institutions that are perceived to be increasingly susceptible to cyber-crime.