By Business Daily Africa

Telkom Kenya is banking on Lower Indian Ocean Network (LION2), which goes live on April 14, to boost its telecommunications infrastructure and act as back-up when the others are down.

The completion of a landing station in Mombasa for Kenya’s fourth submarine cable will enable the firm to start leasing broadband Internet to interested service providers.

The cable, built by Telkom Kenya’s parent company France Telecoms at a cost of Sh6.2 billion, has further uplifted Kenya’s status as a communications hub to connect its East African neighbours to the outside world.

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