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Kenya: Safaricom’s Fibre Network Reaches 6,700-Km

Kenya’s leading mobile operator Safaricom has reported in its 2019 annual report that its fibre optic network in Kenya has now reached 6,700-km. The operator’s fibre deployment in the capital city Nairobi and other towns across Kenya compares with 5,500-km by March 2019, 5,000-km in March 2018, 4,190-km in March 2017, 3,236-km in March 2016, 2,010-km by March 2015, and 770-km in March 2014 (see also Kenya: Safaricom’s Fibre Network In Kenya Reaches 5,500-Km). The operator also said that it’s fibre-to-the-building (FTTB) network reached 2,400 buildings and 6,800 enterprises in 19 towns, and that its fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) network passed 297,885 homes, of which 107,762 homes were connected. During the current financial year, Safaricom said that it upgraded the capacity on its fibre network from 100G to 400G. Safaricom first announced plans to build its own terrestrial fibre optic network in November 2011, and during 2013 began a 5 year program to build its own nationwide metro fibre network (see Kenya: Safaricom Plans To Build Its Own Terrestrial Fibre Optic Network in Kenya).

Source: Safaricom

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