Kenya: Fibre access network upgrade

Internet Solutions clients can now enjoy better services after the company completed upgrading its fiber access network at a cost of over Ksh 280 million.

According to the company, the upgrade which began in 2017 has resulted in improved availability, quality of service, client experience and a more stable network service with automatic rerouting in the event of a fiber cut and has largely eased network broadcasts impacting the network.

Commenting on the upgrade, Internet Solutions Managing Director Richard Hechle said apart from stability, the firm’s network is now fully automated, allowing for quick provisioning of new and existing services, a simplified deployment of the network and simpler maintenance activities.

“In the last two years, there has been a growing demand for capacity and other services layered on connectivity, from our enterprise customers. This new infrastructure that we have put in place has the capacity to support greater bandwidth, cloud services and enhance our data centre connectivity,” he said.

The enhanced network now gives all IS Kenya clients access to faster data carrying service on the fibre network, which translates to improved service quality in a market that has recorded a growing demand for cloud services and data in the last year.