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Mombasa residents to access Zuku fibre services

06 February 2014, 21:48 Samuel Kisika

Nairobi - The East African Pay TV company, Zuku, has announced that Mombasa County residents will be connected to the firm's fibre services from march 2014 in a bid to strengthen its data provision services across the country.

Zuku Board's non-executive Vice Chairman, Richard Bell said that there is need and interest for the firm to extend its market penetration outside Nairobi county for the benefit of all citizens.

"Given the great reception and progress Zuku is experiencing in our local markets, we are keen on increasing investment in expanding our fibre services to residents across the country. Parts of Mombasa will now have access to Zuku internet services and plans are underway to cover for the rest of Nairobi and Mombasa and eventually the rest of the region," said Bell.

Bell sated the government's imminent call for digital switch has contributed to growth in the local pay TV industry indicating that the company has invested in digital migration education centres in Nairobi to provide the public with necessary information relating to the switch.

"The digital switch is a reality for Kenyans and as a home-grown company, we are keen to provide the public with much needed information on the importance of the exercise such as better picture and sound quality, opportunities for increased local content among other notable benefits," said Bell.

He also noted that the firm's move to conduct countrywide Zuku promotion in December 2013 by included cuts in its product prices resulted to subscriber growth base and increased Zuku's footprint across the country as consumers rushed to beat the digital deadline migration.

He added that the cost will remain at KES 5600 from the previous KES 8500 as a way of increasing interest in satellite provision to consumers.

Zuku fibre platform supports broadband, pay-tv and telephonic services through a single cable into customer's homes that have only been available in Nairobi.

The company's Zuku TV has over 70 channels to keep users adequately entertained by switching to the programme of their choice.

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