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Orange to invest $28.8-million in Kenya

April 16, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories

French telco Orange, will invest a further $28.8-million in its 3G network across Kenya. The investment will see the company expanding the National Optic Fibre Backbone, and contributing to the Multi Service Access Node (MSAN).

Orange Kenya chief executive officer (CEO) Mickael Ghossein (image: file)

Orange Kenya chief executive officer (CEO) Mickael Ghossein (image: file)

According to Orange Kenya chief executive officer (CEO) Mickael Ghossein, there has been a growing demand for their services, which prompted the investment.

“We are putting in more capital to meet growing demand for our services to the market and provide our customers with superior services. We are also constructing and managing the National Optic Fibre Backbone Infrastructure (NOFBI) on behalf of the government and currently we have five operators using the network. We have constructed a total of 5,200 kilometres of duct fibre.”

To meet demand in Kenya, Orange has opened new outlets around the country.

“To serve our customers better, we have opened 10 new sales and customer service shops bringing the total outlet to 35, we have 10,000 new points of sales and 100 franchise shops,” Ghossein said.

Charlie Fripp – Consumer Tech editor

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