Zuku upgrades entire Kenyan cable network

18 Feb 2016

East African telecoms operator Wananchi Group, which provides services in Kenya under the brand name Zuku, has upgraded its entire cable network infrastructure to enable faster speeds, accommodate more traffic and improve the quality of customer experience. According to the company, the upgrade allows faster two-way high speed broadband content to be delivered to the home using a combination of fibre and coaxial cable. ‘Wananchi Group aims to invest a total of KES2.5 billion (USD24.1 million) to further expand and improve our entire network infrastructure, including an increase in the bandwidth on the customer access network and a boost to international capacity,’ commented the firm’s CEO Santiago Benedit, adding: ‘We have improved our infrastructure significantly and currently have 2,100km of fibre, which ensures that our entire network has a wider reach to cover a larger geographical area and connect more customers to our unlimited internet.’ Wananchi’s network infrastructure currently covers over 250,000 homes, predominantly in Nairobi and Mombasa, with triple-play packages offering maximum download speeds of 60Mbps.

Kenya, Wananchi Group (Zuku)