Telkom Kenya to launch new communication platform

Telkom Kenya, a WIOCC shareholder, is launching an upgraded Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM) network in April. This GSM upgrade will allow mobile phone customers to do instant messaging, share live video and transfer files across any device, and on any network operator.

Telkom Kenya Chief Executive Mickael Ghossein says, “The new platform will enable our customers to communicate interactively with other people across mobile networks and devices in a simpler and fast way.

The Rich Communication Version (RCS) platform that Telkom is keen to introduce is an innovative service package for today’s ‘always-on’ mobile users, offering feature rich services to make mobile interaction even more central to their personal and business needs.

Ghossein has confirmed that the technology will be launched on their 3G network, which currently has over 80,000 subscribers. “This is just a way of boosting our services and offering value to our customers,” he said.

Original article at Standard ©2011