Orange and Infonet to enable Wi-fi in Nakuru in Kenya

Wifi Nakuru National Cancer Institute Wikimedia CommonsNakuru becomes the first Kenyan town to receive free wireless Internet and the third in Africa after Kigali and Cape Town. (Image source: National Cancer Institute/Wikimedia Commons) Mobile service provider Orange and Kenyan innovation group Infonet plan to provide Wi-Fi access to the residents of Nakuru town in Kenya 

With the implementation of this project, Nakuru would become the first Kenyan town providing free Wi-Fi for its residents.

”The provision of free wireless Internet to the counties across the country, will help in making the counties more accessible for business, as well as assist the county governments to improve their service offering through integrated ICT solutions,” Mickael Ghossein, CEO of Orange said.

The range for Wi-Fi will be 10 km covering Nakuru's CBD, said the company, which county governments expect to extend to other parts of Nakuru eventually. There would be seven base stations in CBD and users will be allowed 24-hour unlimited data usage. According to Orange, however, movie downloads and adult sites will be restricted. 

 

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