Govt asked to increase broadband coverage to boost telecom infrastructure gap

December 7, 2019
A telecom mast facility/ FILE – Unitel Services Limited

, KISUMU, Kenya, Dec 7 – The government has been urged to increase the coverage of broadband across the country to bridge the telecom infrastructure gap.

Alex Fares, Chief Executive Officer Alex Fares of Unitel Services Limited Saturday said most parts of the country are experiencing undeveloped infrastructure and internet access remained inconsistent.

Fares however hailed the government for the effort to improve on the ICT infrastructure.

Speaking in Kisumu during the company team building exercise, the CEO singled out areas in northern Kenya where coverage of broadband is at its lowest.

He challenged the government to propel the coverage of broadband in such areas to enhance e-services across several sectors and improve network performance nationwide.

Fares noted that people are increasingly becoming reliant upon good broadband and mobile data connections to complete daily tasks and access basic services.

Unitel Services Limited is a Kenyan owned company, licensed by Communication Authority of Kenya (CAK) as a telecommunication contractor.

Fares who took over the reigns as the CEO in the recent days announced a massive expansion program of the company in and outside the country.

The plan is to increase their foothold in the neighboring countries within East Africa and other neighboring countries. 

The firm’s director in charge of development, strategy and innovations Denis Radonji said they have aligned themselves to the government’s Big Four Agenda.

As a private utility, Radonji said they have a responsibility to assist the government to realize its dream in ICT which remains the overall driver of the economy.

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