Internet Solutions (IS), through its IS-Max solution, has announced its intention to provide home internet to the market in Kenya targeting home users and SMEs across the country.
The subscription-based solution will be available both on fiber and wireless infrastructure. Customers wishing to enjoy it will need to sign up for the specific product either a 3MB connection burstable to 12 MB at Ksh.3,000 or 5MB burstable to 20 MB at Ksh.5,000.
“IS-MAX is an innovative product which provides access to a dynamic internet service allowing our customers to use more without additional spend. As you plan for your internet needs, more often than not you would work with the maximum capacity requirement as the determinant but ultimately you end up paying for much more than you actually utilize. With burst capabilities of up to 400 percent of the capacity subscribed, IS-MAX is your ultimate solution,” IS Group Managing Director Richard Hechle said.
The home connectivity solution according to the company, will enable more Kenyans to work from home as the government strives to contain the spread of the deadly Covid -19 disease.
Clients wishing to sign up will not be required to pay installation fees. Just like what Safaricom does with their home internet, customers will only be required to pay their monthly subscription.
“Our venture into the home internet market has been informed by the fact that for people to work from home effectively as per the government’s directive, they need stable, secure and high-speed internet connectivity. As a company, we realize that many people’s cash flow has been impacted by the pandemic hence our decision to waive installation fees for home users and SMEs. This will enable more people to access our internet service” Hechle added.
The top home internet solutions provider currently in Kenya are Safaricom and Zuku. Safaricom currently holds a total of 165,810 fixed broadband connections while Zuku is at the top with 175,433, according to a study from the Communications Authority of Kenya.
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