Orange has rolled out Wi-Fi network in Bungoma county to intensify its data market portfolio. The first phase of the programme will cover the county headquarters in Bungoma and its environs with the second phase expected to encompass the other parts of the county.

Orange CEO Vincent Lobry sees this as a way of diversifying the company products by incorporating counties and improving their access to broadband. “The solution will also aid in opening up opportunities for business in these areas, as well as support the county governments to improve on their service offering through integrated ICT solutions,” he notes.

Bungoma county governor Kenneth Lusaka lauded the move by Orange saying: “We are committed to ensuring that most of our county residents enjoy free Internet in partnership with Telkom Kenya. We will cascade to the wards and introduce the hotspots after we are through with the sub-counties.”