This has been a long time coming and it seems that Safaricom has finally heeded to the cries of the Kitui town residents, the firm has undertaken to lay down an underground fibre optic cable that will see its subscribers enjoy better internet speed and connectivity.
Laying of the underground cable being undertaken by Decko has already kicked off around Kitui school-Majengo area.
“The project will accelerate the rate of connection to businesses and homes, and drastically reduce the inconvenience caused with slow internet.” says Leonid the Project Supervisor.
The cable network to be rolled out in a month seeks to reach more Internet users, public service providers and commercial buildings within the town that will benefit from improved the internet speed.
The firm is angling to beat its rivals in internet services across the country through its fibre-optic network and tap into the mobile data which is currently the fastest growing revenue stream, report by Business Daily
Connecting more customers to fibre will increase Safaricom’s competition against rivals Telkom Kenya which has acquired a substantial market share in Kitui since it launched its 3G internet last year.
Airtel affordable internet tariffs have also captured a sizable percentage of the young and tech-savvy population in Kitui town.
Direct connections to fibre is seen as a way to further boost the uptake of Internet by offering faster and more reliable connections.
Operators across the board are revamping their infrastructure to deliver fast connections and boost data usage for users of tablet computers and smartphones, a lucrative and fast-growing market countrywide.