Kenya Pipeline Company (KPC) unveiled its fibre optic cable
The Kenya Pipeline Company (KPC) unveiled its fiber optic cable on Thursday, which would connect Mombasa to Kisumu and Eldoret in western Kenya.
Transport of petroleum products from Mombasa port to Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, South Sudan and areas of Northern Tanzania.
However, it is launching a new product line to generate fresh money and enhance the country’s internet access.
A tier 2 license from the Communications Authority of Kenya (CA) allows it to develop communication infrastructure with guaranteed regional coverage, joining 22 other licensees.
A new income stream will be created by diversifying into the data communication industry and using technology as a business driver for both KPC and its clients.
We are deploying our fiber optic line to revolutionize data distribution throughout the country,” Dr Irungu stated.
Mucheru said KPC’s entry into the fiber optic cable market is cost-effective and would improve internet service affordability in the nation.
“We can’t have too much fiber in the nation, so working together is great,” the CS stated.
“We must link every Kenyan,” stated Ezra Chiloba, Director-General of the Communications Authority of Kenya.
Rita Okuthe, KPC Board Chair, said their new fibre optic connection would assist decrease connectivity interruptions since it resides under their pipes, which are constantly monitored.
Clients will pay KPC $22 per kilometre each fibre core, plus a $200 setup fee per location. Maintenance will be charged at 5% of the total leasing amount.
The acting Petroleum and Mining CS, Amb Monica Juma, said she would support the product line and any other creative initiative that would boost our contribution to economic progress.
A week earlier, Telkom Kenya revealed the Pakistan and East Africa Connecting Europe (Peace) maritime cable in Mombasa.