Kenya’s Leading Telecom Safaricom To Launch 4G TV Decoders To Drive Internet Usage
Safaricom, the leading mobile carrier in Kenya, say that mobile money and internet access are the next big business for telecoms after calls. The carrier wants to take its 3G and 4G infrastructure to the next level in anticipation of growing demand from its subscribers.
This is according to the Telecom CEO, Bob Collymore while being interviewed by Reuters. Safaricom is currently busy installing 4G network around the country as it seeks to enter the field of digital decoders for home use. The CEO told Reuters that Safaricom has already fitted 6% of its 3,700 base stations with the 4G technology said to give users faster internet connection without buffering when streaming videos.
The Telecom said, however, that it will continue investing in 3G networks given many subscribers are yet to acquire 4G enabled devices. Thus, the company wants to extend wishes to extend its 3G network to cover 75% of the country by the end of 2015; Safaricom’s current 3G network only covers 57% of Kenya. The telecom, which currently boasts of …read more