When it comes to data and internet connectivity, Orange Kenya has been playing catch up to its rivals. The company has had a good run in the voice connectivity business but lagged behind Safaricom and Airtel in the data sector. This may be changing for the company as it is on a rapid expansion plan that will see it roll out 3G connections throughout the country.
Just last month, the company launched its 3G network in Eldoret and promised to add more towns to these as the year goes by. It seems that they have kept their promise and added four more towns to the list. The new towns added include Marsabit, Nandi, Vihiga and Lamu. The 3G connections in these towns will also benefit their immediate neighbours.
At the moment, Orange Broadband Virtual Private Network is available in 31 counties throughout the country.
The company’s CEO Mickael Ghossein said, “Among the other areas we can support the County governments include e-Security, optimised Revenue Management and optimised County Resource Management, Business Continuity Management, robust public transport and fleet management, call centres as well as bringing about a high level of efficiency to e-health services, education and agriculture.”
This is a very impressive move by Orange Kenya and I hope they keep it up.
For those who forgot, Orange Kenya has a data bonus offer and will double your internet bundles if you buy data ranging between 20MB and 20GB. This offer is currently running and will end on July 25. The bonus data is only valid between 10PM and 6AM.
To subscribe to this service, customers will have dial 123#, select option 3 and then 2 for the offer. You can check your data usage by dialling *131# on your phone.