Telkom has partnered with Nairobi County Government and Meelin Media Limited to set up free, wireless internet in select parts of the Nairobi Central Business District. This is being done under an initiative dubbed Link Kenya Project.
The service will be available in three spots within the CBD: Aga Khan Walk, Memorial Park, and Ambassador. The locations have been equipped with double-sided 55” LCD displays that will show paid ads to run and support the product.
“The initiative is a boost to the government’s efforts to bridge existing gaps in internet connectivity. Whereas internet penetration has grown over the last few years, thanks to the mobile phone, sections of the population still cannot enjoy it owing to prohibitive costs” Said Kris Senanu – Managing Director, Telkom Enterprise.
“We are continually working to connect people who keep Kenya on the move. This is at the core of our vision as a company. It is the reason we have the most unbeatable offers on data in Kenya today, and the Link Kenya Project enables us to facilitate internet access to even more people in Nairobi.”
The initiative looks to partner with other like-minded players to help in the dissemination of critical social and educative information layered on connectivity and via the visual kiosks.
Featured Image: Kris Senanu – Managing Director , Telkom Enterprise (Left) with Managing Director of Meelin, Davis Nyamari during the launch