JTL to connect 100k homes with FTTH in Nairobi

800px-Flag_of_Kenya.svg I thought I was ahead of the curve with this FTTH in Emerging Markets thing, but it's starting to look like I'm just catching up. This little bit of news has attracted my attention. Kenyan metro fiber provider Jamii Telecom Ltd (JTL) is apparently launching a large scale FTTH project in Nairobi with the aim to connect 100 000 homes. ZTE is the chosen vendor, for a global project scope of 14.3m USD.

I need to do some digging to understand both the model and the way that these homes will be connected, but as I was saying in my previous post, it's increasingly clear that FTTH is not a privilege that only some developed countries can afford.