Oranges Kenya Launches HSPA+ Upgrade in The Capital City
Orange Kenya has launched a HSPA+ upgrade in the capital city. Orange Internet users will now be able to experience faster speeds on their e-mails, social media platforms and general browsing as Integrated Telecommunications service provider Orange opened up its 42 Mbps network in Nairobi.The launch comes almost a year since the launch of its 3G network.
Telkom Kenya CEO Mickael Ghossein said “Orange is continuously working on improving its data services. Scaling up of our network is part of our aggressive campaign of capturing the data market share, as we strive to maintain our strategy of being the best in data In Kenya. Already we have opened up our 3G network into Malindi and are looking into opening up the same in Eldoret and Nakuru.”
Ghossein further explained that the new Orange Internet Everywhere 42 Mbps modem will also automatically connect to 21 Mbps speeds while in a 3G coverage area or switch to EDGE if a user moves out of 3G coverage.
Orange customers will be able to purchase already existing prepaid data bundles or the unlimited data offerings to top up this device.
According to the latest quarterly industry statistics released by industry regulator the Communications Commission of Kenya, Internet penetration rose from 28.7 percent recorded in the previous quarter to 30 percent during the latest quarter under review.
Compared with the previous quarter, Telkom Kenya is the only operator that recorded growth in the market share of 7.7 percentage points as other operators experienced reductions or minimal growth in the market share by subscription.