Mawingu extends connectivity in Kenya

07 February 2024

Mawingu has extended its network to Taveta Town in Taita Taveta County, Kenya, enhancing its connectivity offering for households and businesses, and marking a significant stride towards the company’s vision of making meaningful internet access available to all Kenyans.

“Our expansion into Taveta Town marks another milestone met towards our long-term vision of making meaningful connectivity accessible to more Kenyans. The digital economy in the country is rapidly expanding and we want to support more Kenyans to tap into the knowledge and connections that it provides,” said Farouk Ramji, CEO, Mawingu.

Already operational in 26 counties and with more than 15,000 active customers, Mawingu remains committed to connecting towns and urban centres which have not been well served and generally neglected by other providers.

“We aim to continue providing connectivity access to these areas, which have traditionally not been given primary priority due to the high capital cost and logistical complexities involved in ensuring a stable, reliable, and affordable service. This is in line with our long-term vision of offering meaningful Internet connectivity, at very competitive price points comparative to other service providers, by building sustainable, flexible infrastructure in underserved regions,” said Ramji.

The company is also testing fibre in some existing markets as it seeks to further improve internet quality.

“Mawingu’s aim is not to simply drop an Internet cable at someone’s doorstep,” said Ramji. “We seek to help our customers access new opportunities for work, education, entertainment, and social connections through the power of the internet. Our company’s mission is driven by this very purpose: Open Opportunities.”

Mawingu seeks to combine wireless and fibre technology, as well as solar power, to distribute low-cost, affordable, and reliable internet to its customers.