AccessKenya launches Fibre-To-The-Premise Solution for Kenya’s property developers


 

AccessKenya Group MD Jonathan Somen (Right) and the firm’s Internet Division MD Kris Senanu (Left) confer with Palkesh Shah of Chigwell Holdings during the launch of Fibre to the Premise FTTP solution at a Nairobi Hotel.

AccessKenya Group has launched a Fibre to the Premise (FTTP) solution targeted at property developers and investors in the building and construction industry. TheFTTP solution, dubbed “Intelligent Properties” is aimed at supporting Building Management Systems (BMS) to enhance efficiency in the management of essential services in both residential and commercial buildings.

Speaking at a forum with key stakeholders in the construction industry, AccessKenya Group CEO Jonathan Somen said the company is keen on exploiting the potential of Technology Aided Development such as BMS, even as it diversifies its product portfolio.

“We believe that that potential of FTTP in the Building and Construction industry is enormous, drawing from the fast – changing needs and the subsequent developments in our respective living and working environments, “said Somen, adding that the firm aims to bring together industry players to create a platform upon which Kenya can realize the merits of technology in resource management.

He said the company has invested heavily in building a robust, future – proof fibre network which, if well utilized, could provide limitless technological opportunities.

“We have over 300 kilometres of fibre in Nairobi and Mombasa complemented by a robust wireless network in all major towns in Kenya. Our entire network is I.P based and this means that it can accommodate a wide range of technology applications,” he said.

Building Management Systems (BMS) encompass an enormous variety of technologies across commercial, industrial, institutional and domestic buildings, including energy management systems and building controls. The function of BMS is central to ‘Intelligent Buildings’ concepts; and its purpose is to control, monitor and optimize building services, e.g., lighting; heating; security, CCTV and alarm systems; access control; audio-visual and entertainment systems; ventilation, filtration and climate control, etc.

According to Somen, the concept will add considerable value to the Building and Construction industry in Kenya and further enhance technology integration to complement the country’s effort in achieving vision 2030.

AccessKenya Group Retail Manager Diana Mulili the company will be working with various turnkey solutions providers such as TKM Maestro in deploying the solution.

“TKM Maestro have demonstrated the zeal in deploying this solution in Kenya and they have good experience,” said Ms. Mulili.

TKM Maestro has been keen on providing integrated solutions for planning, design and construction in the country for the past 10 years.

Incorporated in 2002, TKM Maestro is a Turnkey Solutions provider for telecommunication and Infrastructure Projects providing integrated solutions for all aspects of Planning, Design and Construction.