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Nairobi Kenya July 16, 2012 - Leading Corporate Internet and IT Solutions Provider AccessKenya
Group has now connected 400 commercial buildings on its fast-expanding metropolitan Fibre
Network in Nairobi and Mombasa. This follows a rapid expansion plan initiated at the onset of the
year to meet rising demand for fibre connectivity among its corporate clients.
AccessKenya’s Internet Division MD, Mr. Kris Senanu said that the company has invested over
Sh100Million this year alone towards this expansion that will cover a 45KM stretch in Nairobi
and an additional 20Kms in Mombasa. The expansion will see the company’s total fibre network
coverage extend to over 350KMs in the two towns.
“Our reliability of service has contributed immensely towards the growth on our network. The past
two quarters have seen a surge in the demand for fibre mostly from our corporate clients,” said Mr.
Group Projects Manager Mr. Ndung’u Njoroge noted that most of the civil works in the target areas
for expansion are ongoing and on schedule for completion as the projections for the year.
“We are already working on the longer expansion routes in Nairobi with only one area pending
approval due to consideration of the road expansion. We want to carefully lay the cables to avoid
interruptions that may be occasioned by road construction in future,” said Mr. Njoroge.
This year, the Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE) listed company is targeting to connect 100
buildings on its network in Nairobi and Mombasa and already 50 have been hooked. There’s a
planned expansion in Mombasa to cover Nyali in the North Coast targeting all major hotels. “We
expect to start the work this month and hopefully complete by November this year.” Mr. Njoroge
Some of the areas already covered in Nairobi this year include Eastleigh and Industrial Area
(covering Likoni and Nanyuki, Kitui and Kampala Roads). Civil works along the newly completed
Thika Super highway are ongoing and the company is targeting closure by September. “We are also
working towards completing coverage Athi River and in Mlolongo in the next two months,” said
Mr. Njoroge.
AccessKenya is currently the market leader in corporate internet connectivity with 42% market
share and has in the recent years diversified its product portfolio to include Data Backup, Disaster
Recovery and a range of Unified Communication Solutions in a bid partake the pie of the highly
competitive data business. According to the company, the increasing fibre uptake has played a major
role the continued expansion and product diversification. Only a couple of weeks ago, the company
launched a Fibre to the Premise (FTTP) solution targeting property developers.
“We want to involve property developers, architects and project so as to ensure fibre connectivity is
provisioned for in the building plans and architectural designs,’ said Mr. Senanu. “This will not only
make connectivity easier and properly done, but also add value to properties and facilitate efficiency
in resource management,” he added.
These developments come even as recent Statistics from the Communication Commission of
Kenya (CCK) indicate that fibre subscriptions grew by 3.9% in the first quarter of 2012 to reach 38,
966.This was, compared to the same period last year, a 118.3% growth. The company maintains that
it focus on its core business of corporate internet connectivity and will not venture into the mass

AccessKenya_MD_Kris_Senanu_copyNairobi, Kenya - Leading Corporate Internet and IT Solutions Provider AccessKenyaGroup has now connected 400 commercial buildings on its fast-expanding metropolitan FibreNetwork in Nairobi and Mombasa.

This follows a rapid expansion plan initiated at the onset of the year to meet rising demand for fibre connectivity among its corporate clients.

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