Internet capacity to double soon after fifth fibre optic cable lands

PHOTO | FILE Engineers pull the EASSy cable from a ship that docked at Fort Jesus on March 22, 2010. A fifth undersea fibre optic cable is set to land in Kenya, doubling the country’s Internet capacity.

What you need to know:

  • Information and Communication Permanent Secretary Bitange Ndemo on Monday said that a Middle Eastern company was currently contracting suppliers to lay the undersea cable
  • According to the PS, the increased network capacity will be in line with rising local demands for high speed data
  • Dr Ndemo also revealed that a project to provide every Internet users with digital identities would be implemented in a bid to combat rising cyber crime

A fifth undersea fibre optic cable is set to land in Kenya, doubling the country’s Internet capacity.

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