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Orange Kenya launches “Broadband Nyumbani”.

According to the newspapers, Orange Kenya has launched yet another internet offer for the home market. The service is aptly named “Broadband Nyumbani” (nyumbani means “home” in Kiswahili). The service runs on ADSL which means it uses landlines to connect you to the internet.

This service was offered by Telkom Kenya before France Telecom made its investment last year – it had customers who either complained about it or loved it, depending on where they we’re located, and the time of day. I’m guessing that Orange Kenya has fixed the bugs in re-launching the ADSL service.

Broadband Nyumbani requires a live box which is the device that connects you to the phone line for the ADSL connectivity to work. The live box costs Kes. 3,990.00 across all the various monthly packages as below:

  • Home ADSL 256K: Kes. 2,999.00
  • Home ADSL 512K: Kes. 4,999.00
  • Home ADSL 1MB: Kes. 6,999.00
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11 Comments

  1. July 17, 2009 at 8:19 am — Reply

    There is nothing inovative that orange nyumbani introduces to the market. They are recycling the same old gabbage that does not add value to the customer.

  2. July 17, 2009 at 12:28 pm — Reply

    @Mutunga What do you mean?

    Has anyone subscribed to this outside Nairobi? Is there any Service Level Agreement (SLA)?

  3. Frustrated
    August 7, 2009 at 6:28 am — Reply

    I second mutunga, I paid for the service at their telecare centre and a week later I have not been connected. Looks like Orange teaming with Telkom Kenya made Telkom services even worse. I wonder how long it will take for them to refund my money… Oh crap!!

    • June 29, 2010 at 12:44 am — Reply

      I bought an orange modem recently and even loaded it but still cannot access internate.My number is 020 2661948 and still waiting for your service.

  4. SACHAGWAN
    August 12, 2009 at 5:07 am — Reply

    RESPONCE TO MUTUNGA

    Do you even know what Orange is offering? Broadband nyumbani is supplied thro physical copper wires, point to point incase you have no idea.This means it is not a shared service it is DEDICATED.

    Your comments depict somebody who has no enough info and knowledge of technology,an ignorant and an irritant who opens up his mouth before filling his ears and his upstairs.

    Please do some reserch before commenting on anything. It just shows how misinformed some of us are.

  5. Alexander
    September 11, 2009 at 2:43 pm — Reply

    I agree with SACHAGWAN, MUTUNGA does not know his facts you firstly need to consider the points.
    Firstly if you read the offerings you will notice that it is a private service so that 1MBPS is yours not anyone else’s that is a good price for such fast internet but however in UK they use 20MBPS but we will get there soon.
    The optical fibers also make a part just the other day at Lavington a fiber optical post was put in Saint Austin’s school not we are moving from the copper wire to the optical fiber which send data much faster.
    The fast speeds plus the fast connection to the main base = a good internet solution.

  6. lawrence nyaga
    September 27, 2009 at 4:03 am — Reply

    am a very iterested customer in purchasing your broadband product but am situated in maua, i work for equity bank as the system administrator and the other day i saw the orange fixed line being installed in our bankand it works. how possible is it for me to gat a broadband or any type of internet connection from you and work in this area. mark you we are not yet connected to the phone network. thanks

  7. April 6, 2010 at 10:03 am — Reply

    we happen to use the broadband nyumbani 512k live box at a busy office (ngo) in kisii but we are now thinking of switching to another service provider. weve been frustrated coz u top up but the net can dissapear for almost 6-7 days without a valid reason.we apend almost 3hrs a day asking help from orange call centres for help.they should do something….

  8. amos
    December 18, 2010 at 1:40 pm — Reply

    yesterday i had a chance to use the livebox n the speed is good but its speed is the same as their dial up modem unlimited offer which i av been using for past 12 month. the gooder thing is that the router is cheap plus its has a access point. is it possible to crank the firmware so as to access other internet from isp

  9. SHED
    May 15, 2013 at 8:32 am — Reply

    I have used this broadband from Orange and it is good offer regarding the price and the speed. My question is, what does the 244Kb downstream and 124 upstream mean. Can it help you know the whether you purchased the 256Kbs, 512Kbps or 1Mbps

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