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Competition to provide internet in Kenya gets even more stiff as new player enters the game

March 30, 2017 at 13:24
Competition to provide internet in Kenya gets even more stiff as new player enters the game

All new DStv customers to get exciting Telkom Kenya Internet package bundled with a decoder

 Nairobi, Wednesday, March 29, 2017…  Leading video entertainment provider, DStv and integrated telecommunication solutions provider, Telkom Kenya, have partnered to offer Kenyans value on both entertainment and Internet at an affordable cost.

 For every purchase of a DStv High Definition decoder, at a cost of KSh 3,800, a customer will get a free Orange WiFi router and 30GB free Internet bundles together with one month viewing of the DStv Compact Bouquet in a special promotion dubbed DStv Na Net.

“We listen to our customers to understand their changing lives and what matters most to them. The Internet has today evolved into a basic need as an essential for doing business, in addition to connecting with family and friends on social networks,” says DStv Sales and Distribution Manager, Steve Kombo.

“In this regard, it is therefore a key goal for DStv and Telkom Kenya to empower many more consumers to experience the best television entertainment on DStv and at the same time the most affordable Internet through easy and affordable access. It is also part of our contribution to the Vision 2030 that recognises the enabling role of ICTs and anchors some of its key aspirations upon the availability and adoption of broadband technologies for all.”

Telkom Kenya’s Chief Corporate Communications Officer, George Mlaghui says the Telco is committed to providing innovative, accessible and refreshingly simple communications solutions to suit the everyday communication needs of Kenyans. “This Wi-Fi router, the Domino, is a high speed plug and play data product that supports up to 15 users. The free 30 GB Internet bundle goes to show that we have the customer at heart and want to give them the opportunity of trying out our data offering and making an informed long-term choice of Internet service provider, as a result of their experience on our network,” says Mlaghui.

“There has been an appreciation of the Internet’s use in the country, with the latest statistics from the Communication Authority of Kenya showing about 85% Internet penetration. The convenience of the Internet and its impact in simplifying the lives of our customers and Kenyans, makes this partnership with DStv, another demonstrable example of the Internet’s integration into everyday living,” adds Mlaghui.


“In an effort to offer them added value, we are committed to working through partnerships such as these to make our customers’ experiences better and more relevant whenever and wherever they engage with us. TheDStv Na Net promotion will give our customers 1 month Compact bouquet to DStv viewing at the most affordable price and a convenient Internet connection for the home at the most affordable price,” said Kombo.

Customers can purchase the DStv HD decoder bundled with the Orange Wi-Fi router at Multichoice Service Centres at T-Mall, Sarit Centre and Greenspan Malls in Nairobi as well as all leading retail and dealer outlets countrywide.

Telkom Kenya customers can also subscribe to the Xcell data bundles due to their simplicity and affordability, giving subscribers the choice of buying the Xcell weekly bundles for KSh.990 for 15GB and the monthly bundles for KSh.2990 for 30GB. The Telco also recently dropped its off-net call rates for their bundled offerings of Holla Plus and Holla Premium to KSh 1.80 from the previous KSh 3.00.

The DStv Na Net offer will allow subscribers to view the best family entertainment at the most affordable price. DStv Compact opens up a world of Premier League and La Liga on SuperSport 11 & SuperSport 12,Sportpesa Premier League on SS9East, soapies for romance lovers with channels like Telemundo and Eva+, fashion and entertainment news on E! Entertainment, Spice TV and Fashion One, and local shows and movies on, Maisha Magic East and Maisha Magic Bongo.

DStv Cmpact also has movies for the whole family on Discovery Family, kiddies shows on popular children’s networks including Cartoon Network, CBeebies, Nickelodeon, Disney Junior, JimJam and Mindset Learn, 24 hour music channels on Trace Mziki, Trace Naija, Hip TV and Sound City, religious programming on Faith Broadcasting Network, Day Star, Emmanuel TV, Kingdom Africa, Islam Channel and EWTN and local and international news on CNN, BBC World News, Al Jazeera, CCTV and Bloomberg.


 About MultiChoice Kenya 

MultiChoice Kenya is the leading video entertainment provider locally whose role is to enrich lives.   Entertainment is a powerful way to tell stories that open our minds, bring people together around shared passions, and connect us to new realities. It makes us laugh and cry. It informs, it educates and it inspires.

Our mission is to deliver value to our customers by making great entertainment more accessible. We find and develop the right mix of content and deliver it to millions of people across Africa – anytime, anywhere. Whether it’s local telenovelas, the excitement of world class sport or the latest global blockbusters, our investment in leading-edge content and technology systems deliver the shows that people love into their hands and their living rooms.

Born and bred in Africa, we are rooted in the countries where our customers live. We are managed and run by local people, and strive to provide all our employees with new opportunities. We’re proud of the contribution we make to our communities, and our business has grown hand-in-hand with local economies by forging long-term partnerships with governments, national broadcasters and entrepreneurs. As the continent’s leading funder of sport and local production, we’ve built skills and capacity to become the backbone of content that matters to our customers.

 Press contact:

Philip Wahome | Corporate Affairs Manager | Tel: +254722393222 | e: [email protected]

 About Telkom Kenya 

Telkom Kenya provides integrated telecommunications solutions with a wide and growing range of voice and data services as well as network facilities.

Telkom Kenya is committed to provide innovative, accessible and refreshingly simple communications solutions to its customers to suit their everyday communication needs.

Telkom Kenya has a broad business portfolio and continues to be a major provider within the country and region for wholesale traffic i.e. carrier to carrier, enabled by its vast fibre optic infrastructure. The company also provides products and solutions, meeting the expectations of the mass market customer through direct and indirect channels acquisitions, airtime provision, and quality customer experience and brand visibility.

Telkom Kenya also provides a diverse range of communication solutions to small and medium enterprises (SMEs), government and large corporates

Press contact:

George Mlaghui | Chief Corporate Communications Officer | Tel: +254 (020)4952506 | e: [email protected]



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