Telkom Kenya (operating under the Orange brand) has expanded its 3G network to a further 14 urban areas across the country, as it seeks to grow its data services business. Following the rollout of 3G services to Eldoret and Nakuru last year, the firm has now launched its 3G network in Isiolo, Othaya, Keruguya, Kenol, Mwingi, Loitokitok, Namanga, Mai Mahiu, Gilgil, Bomet, Eldama Ravine, Siaya, Webuye and Kilgoris. Orange has also revealed that its data business grew by 50% in the fourth quarter of 2014, driven by the provision of high speed broadband to 35 county governments and through the improvement of its network across the country. ‘Part of our KES2.5 billion (USD27.3 million) investment last year was dedicated to the rolling out of 3G network across the country, and the transformation of our operations to enhance service delivery,’ commented Orange Kenya CEO Vincent Lobry. He added that the business is strengthening its national broadband reach with the laying of transport cables across the country. By the end of Q1 2015 an additional 27 urban areas will be connected to the Orange 3G network.