OUR FIBRE OPTIC FOOTPRINT
We continuously support small office/home office (SOHO) and small and medium enterprise (SME) businesses to promote economic inclusion and reduce income inequality, enabling entrepreneurs to make digital enhancements to their businesses and thus improve their livelihoods.
By the end of FY19 we had connected 107,762 residential homes to fibre, offering an opportunity to local innovators to get access to a larger digital home market. Virtually all jobs in the future will have a digital component, so the workforce must be prepared. We are able to offer digital solutions to support flexible working patterns that promote innovation and reduce operational costs.
Strategic partnerships with Kenya Power and Liquid Telecom involved leasing infrastructure to enable us to run fibre optic cable over electrical and telephone lines to residential households, rather than placing them underground. This allowed us to reach more homes than ever before – with an increase of 60% in the number of homes connected.