KDN extends fibre optic network to Tanzania

Tanzania Siddharth PendharkarKDN's fibre network has been extended to Tanzania and will connect capitals in East Africa including Dar es Salaam. (Image source: Siddharth Pendharkar)Kenya Data Networks (KDN) has announced that it has expanded its fibre optic network into Tanzania and will link the East African capitals of Nairobi, Dar es Salaam, Kampala and Kigali on a single fibre network

The new 120km fibre optic, which will run between Kenya and Tanzania from Nairobi to Namanga, will target an increase in capacity and reduce latency for KDN customer, the company revealed.

This is set to include ISPs, carriers, homes, government organisations and businesses of all sizes.

Liquid Telecom has taken ownership of KDN, which has constructed Africa’s biggest fibre optic network spanning more than 13,000km from the north of Uganda to Cape Town.

Nic Rudnick, CEO of Liquid Telecom, said “We believe that technology should be for everyone and completion of the Namanga fibre will be another major milestone in consolidating Liquid’s fibre coverage as the widest in Africa and confirming our position as the leading pan-African communications connectivity provider.

“With the completion of the KDN’s Namanga fibre we will provide even more secure and reliable solutions to businesses in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda and Burundi,” added Rudnick.

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