Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Orange Launches with Telkom Kenya

Orange has launched services in Kenya as the commercial brand for Telkom Kenya, the country's historical operator. The launch follows France Telecom's acquisition of 51% of its capital in December 2007. Since then, EUR 58 million has been invested in network infrastructure. The companies said the launch of the new GSM network, alongside new mobile and broadband Internet offers under the Orange brand constitutes a decisive step in Telkom Kenya's development.

Initially, broadband Internet and mobile offers will be available in Nairobi and Mombassa only, but this will be progressively extended and rolled out across the whole country by the end of the year. Additionally, with the arrival of undersea cables planned for 2009 and a pricing policy adapted to the country, Telkom Kenya is setting itself up to adopt a leadership position in broadband Internet.