Multinational mobile operator MTN Business has announced an investment of approximately $9-million towards the expansion of its metro fibre in Kenya, with a strong focus on urban areas such as Kisumu, Eldoret and Nakuru.
MTN Business Kenya MD Tom Omariba also announced that MTN’s Global Multiprotocol Label Switching and Virtual Private Network will enable MTN Business’ enterprise clients with global operations to easily communicate with other employees and branches globally.
“This new technology means that MTN Business’ enterprise customers with global operations will now be able to communicate with their branches and employees worldwide. We also anticipate that the service will become an important conduit to enhancing the role of enterprises in the growth of key economies on the continent and shall make our enterprise customers’ lives a whole lot brighter,” said Omariba during the launch of MTN VPN.
According to CIO East Africa, “MTN announced its Global VPN last year at a cost of US $ 30 million for 17 countries including Kenya. The other countries already activated are Liberia, Guinea Bissau, Guinea Conakry, Congo Brazzaville, South Africa, Nigeria, Djibouti, Tanzania, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Uganda, Zambia, Senegal, South Sudan, Cyprus, Benin and UK.”
Charlie Fripp – Consumer Tech editor