-- Chinese firm FiberHome
Technologies Group is seeking to help Kenya to digitize its
economy through supplying modern telecom equipment, officials
said on Friday.
Liu Jie, the
firm’s manager at Representative Office of Africa told Xinhua
in Nairobi that it wants to partner with local telecom
operators to supply them with the latest fiber optic
“We are willing to
share our experience from the global fibre optic market to
help to expand broadband access in Kenya, in order to bridge
the digital divide, and drive the development of Kenya by ICT
technologies,” Liu said.
“We would like to
establish long term relations with both telecom operators and
government in order to make Kenya become the digital capital
of Africa,” he said on the sidelines of the first China-Africa
Industrial Capacity Cooperation Exposition.
Technologies, which was established in 1974, is among the
leading suppliers of fibre optic communication and ICT
solutions in the world, with more than 40 overseas
subsidiaries for serving technical solution and service for
operators and ICT partners.
Liu said that his
firm played a significant role in helping China, and some
overseas countries such as Malaysia, to replace its
traditional copper wires with a modern fiber optic network
capable of delivering high speed internet and abundant
The East African
nation is currently expanding its national fibre optic network
in order to promote the uptake of broadband internet in the
All the major
telecom operators are currently establishing broadband
networks that will connect households with fiber cables. Liu
noted that fibre optic is the future of technology because of
its ability to provide fast reliable internet.
Technologies, which established its Kenyan operations since
2014, is currently undertaking a feasibility study to set up a
local assembly plant to supply telecom equipment to the East
and Central Africa region.
Liu added that his
company is able to deliver cutting edge solutions because it
devotes ten percent of its annual revenues to research and