AccessKenya records 99% fibre network connectivity for the first half of 2010.
The leading Kenyan technology services concern AccessKenya Group (AccessKenya) yesterday announcedÂ 99.97 per cent network connectivity in its fibre optic network in the first six months of 2010. This demonstrates that network reliability is a key benefit of AccessKenya’s network infrastructure in Kenya.
â€œWe are pleased to provide our customers with a highly reliable fibre network, which allows us to deliver outstandingly high broadband speeds and unrivaled network reliability to our fast growing corporate and residential customersâ€ said Mr Jonathan Somen, AccessKenya’s Managing Director. Somen said with the rapid growth of AccessKenya’s fibre optic network, any new building connected to the would not affect the connectivity of existing customers, ensuring efficiency and reliability.
By building the network using ring topology, AccessKenya’s fibre optic network is built in the form of multiple rings which ensures that if one part of the network fails,Â traffic is rerouted to another part of the ring immediately thus eliminating connectivity disruptions for clients. In the instance when the fibre may be damaged, once repaired and normally within a few hours, the normal operating cycle is automatically restored.
â€œThis is another significant advantage of our network that we believe puts our network ahead of others in the market today. The reliability of service will further cement our position as a leading provider of data services and IT services in Kenya,â€ said Mr Somen. AccessKenyaâ€™s network has been built using the latest technology that enables the delivery of reliable services to clients as well as new value added services for larger clients.
AccessKenya has already covered Nairobi with its fibre network and will soon be commencing construction of a fibre network in Mombasa. The Mombasa network will also be built on the same guidelines as the Nairobi network. The new fibre network will give AccessKenya the ability to offer reliable and significantly higher speeds to its 6800 customers from its 5000 megabits of international bandwidth from the TEAMS and SEACOM high speed undersea cables.
In addition to its fibre network, AccessKenya has significant wireless WIMAX and Motorola Canopy networks in Kenya that cover thousands of kilometers of coverage nationwide. AccessKenya’s fibre network is currently 150 kilometers of fibre covering 250 buildings in Nairobi and the firm has also partnered with TATA Communications to host its Tier 1 POP in Kenya.