Telkom Kenya partners with Eaton Towers
14 June 2013 |
Orange subsidiary, Telkom Kenya, has selected Eaton Towers to manage its passive network infrastructure.
Telkom Kenya will reportedly retain ownership of its 1,000 existing towers, but Eaton Towers will invest in passive infrastructure upgrades for the company, as well as the implementation of additional towers in a bid to improve overall network coverage and quality in Kenya.
“The partnership will place us in a strong position to expand our network and develop innovative new services, in particular in rural areas, helping us achieve our ambition to provide the Kenyan population with excellent nation-wide coverage,” said Mickael Ghossein, CEO of Telkom Kenya.
The fifteen year agreement is also designed to reduce operating costs, capital expenditure, and Orange’s global carbon footprint with a reduction in the use of diesel fuel.
“Eaton Towers' expertise in tower management and its commitment to top-quality service will allow Telkom Kenya to expand and improve its network while optimizing costs,” said Alan Harper, CEO at Eaton Towers.