Zuku fights back and EASSy cable launch June 2010.
For a moment there, I thought that all the Safaricom 3G promotions, Orange Kenya Internet cornucopia, Zain Internet splurges and KDN Butterflies had all but exhausted the rush for low cost Internet for the Kenyan consumer. Clearly, I was wrong! This week Zuku has lowered its Internet packages’ pricing considerably! Below is what they look like now:
- ProSurf (256Kbps) – Kes. 1,499.00 per month.
- SuperSurf (512Kbps) – Kes. 2,499.00 per month.
- MegaSurf (1Mbps) – Kes. 4,999.00 per month.
However, for all the above, there is a one-off installation fee of Kes. 2,999.00. More details on the new pricing and specifications can be found at the Zuku web site here.
In other news this week, an official announcement that East African Submarine System (EASSy) high speed undersea data cable is to go live in June 2010. This EASSy launch will ensure that Kenya has a third high speed undersea cable following the go live of TEAMS and SEACOM in the second half of 2009.
Key differentiators between EASSy and the other two cables is that they intend to offer more competitive pricing, smaller bandwidth packages and shorter contract periods to their customers who will then resell the same to the end-user. Hopefully, this will result in lower Internet pricing and competition between the three cables when they are all live.