In 2007 AccessKenya Group embarked on delivering one of the pre - IPO pledges to launch a residential broadband business. After 2 years of research, the company chose WiMAX as the right solution for delivering the home broadband service and after testing various vendors, the company chose Alvarion as a preferred partner. With many base stations strategically deployed to reach the target residential areas, AccessKenya Group built a WiMAX network in 2007 and 2008. Today the network has over 35 WiMAX Base Stations. WiMAX was chosen as the solution of choice because of its ability to penetrate through the trees but also because it is able to deliver quality of service to each client to ensure that a customer can receive a guaranteed amount of bandwidth from AccessKenya.
When the last mile (or local loop) was deregulated in 2003, the AccessKenya Group was among the first operators to receive a licence to build own infrastructure. In 2003, we deployed our Motorola Canopy network across Nairobi. Subsequent rollouts of the product have taken place in Mombasa, Athi River, Thika, Kisumu, Nakuru, Eldoret, Nanyuki and Nyeri. With hundreds of connections points on the network, the Motorola Canopy network is the stronghold of AccessKenya's network connectivity since 2003. With simple configurations and highly reliable equipment, this network has stood the test of time and continues to be the network of choice for new rollouts across Kenya for AccessKenya.