Orange has rolled out its GSM network in Mandera County. The roll-out of the GSM network in Mandera is part of the company’s ongoing plan to connect all counties across the country to Orange’s network. Just this month Orange moved its customers from the CDMA network and to its GSM network in a move geared towards enabling the firm focus on advancement of GSM technology and better reliability.
CEO Vincent Lobry said the move will allow the county residents enjoy the 3G network in partnership with Telkom Kenya. The 3G network will also aid in spurring business growth and improving the quality of life. “Orange is proud to be undertaking this network expansion as we seek to strengthen our national broadband reach across the country. We want to bring our services closer to our customers for their convenience and also offer them quality service,” he said.
Orange recently added 14 urban centres to its 3G network and by end of the first quarter of 2015, and there are plans to link an additional 27 urban areas onto its network, bringing the number of new 3G locations to 41 across the country.
The company also recently partnered with a US based company GreenLight Planet to deliver affordable energy to off the grid customers through solar lamps with USB charging capabilities. The service will also offer an affordable mobile phone with internet access as part of the plans to increase its footing in the data market.