Internet Everywhere 3G+ and KDN price drop.
Clearly, the bandwidth wars are with us since SEACOM went live a couple of weeks ago. Last week Orange Kenya launched its Internet Everywhere 3G+ for a set-up fee of approximately Kes. 4,000.00, including 25 megabytes (only?) of free data. This pricing is approximately the same for Safaricom’s 3G modem offer although there is no free data with their package for the time being. Safaricom is however pushing a major campaign and competition to get users on their service.
In other news, Kenya Data Networks (KDN) have reduced their internet bandwidth charges by as much as 90% since they connected to the SEACOM high speed under sea cable. KDN is largely focussed on the Internet Service Provider (ISP) market and large companies who use their network for data countrywide so they will be the main beneficiaries of the price drop. It will be up to the ISP’s to pass on these savings to their customers so don’t expect this to happen immediately.