FTTH in plans for Kenya’s Jamii Telecom

JANUARY 18, 2011 -- Jamii Telecom of Kenya has signed a Sh1.2 billion ($14.8 million) deal with ZTE Corp. to connect 100,000 homes with a fiber to the home (FTTH) network, reports Business Daily. Jamii asserts it will be the first Internet service provider (ISP) in Kenya to deploy an FTTH network.

Jan 18th, 2011

JANUARY 18, 2011 -- Jamii Telecom of Kenya has signed a Sh1.2 billion ($14.8 million) deal with ZTE Corp. to connect 100,000 homes with a fiber to the home (FTTH) network, reports Business Daily. Jamii asserts it will be the first Internet service provider (ISP) in Kenya to deploy an FTTH network.

The firm will target households in Karen, Lavington, Parklands, Kilimani, Kileleshwa, Lang’ata, South B, Nyayo Estate Embakasi, Gigiri, and Runda in Nairobi in the first phase, Business Daily adds. Jamii Telecom subsequently will connect Kisumu, Nakuru, Mombasa, Eldoret, and Nyeri in the second and the third phases, which are to be carried out in the next two years.

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