Tag: 4G

Safaricom Intros New Packages, Eliminates Fair Usage Policy for 4G Wi-Fi

When it comes to Home Internet, meaning a fixed wireless connection that a user can use worry-free, there aren’t many options for people who...
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Best 5G Smartphones To Buy in Kenya

5G is now official in the country - at least Safaricom 5G. The company has commercially rolled it out today while also announcing the...

How Safaricom Has Improved Mobile Data Experience for Kenyans

Safaricom’s mobile data coverage is the best in Kenya, and this has been the case for the past years. While it is not the...

Telco 3G/4G Coverage One of the Winners in Concluded Kenya Polls

Kenya had peaceful polls in 2022, after which William Ruto was declared the President. The elections were also backed by a ton of technology...
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Airtel Kenya Buys Extra 60 MHz Spectrum to Boost 4G, Parts with $40 Million

Airtel Kenya has announced the purchase of 60 MHz of additional spectrum in the 2600 MHz band from the Communications Authority of Kenya. The transaction cost Kenya’s...

Telkom Kenya’s 4G Expansion Targets the Coast, Will Cost USD 100M

Kenya is one of the few countries that has done very well in terms of mobile internet connections. The telco industry is vibrant here...
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Kenya’s 3G/4G Network Coverage Now at 96%

5G has been the talk of the town in the recent months since Safaricom began its trials across the country. But its predecessors are...

Safaricom Has 17 Million Distinct Mobile Data Customers and Near 10 Million 4G Devices Accessing its Network

During the announcement of the H1 FY22 Results by telco Safaricom, some key data was revealed. The results are for six months ended on September...

Equitel Becomes Fifth Kenya Provider to Offer 4G Services

Equitel, Equity Group’s mobile virtual network operator, has announced the launch of LTE or 4G services, making it the fifth telco to run such...

Airtel Kenya, Safaricom Say Spectrum Fees Are Too High

Spectrum fees have always been very high in Kenya. The issue, however, is being revisited by operators who have since cited the high fees as...
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Airtel Selects Ericsson To Upgrade Its 4G Network, Makes It 5G Ready

Airtel has today announced that they have selected the Swedish network provider Ericsson to modernize its 4G network in Kenya. The deal was signed in...
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Affordable Smart Devices Have Augmented Digital Inclusion in Africa

There is a need for financial innovation alongside the technological innovation that characterises digital inclusion.

LTE Has Laid a Solid Foundation for the Future of 5G

New numbers from GSA show that by the end of May 2020, 386 operators globally had announced they were investing in 5G, among which 81...

How 4G Connectivity is Supporting Communities During the COVID-19 Pandemic

At the moment, a lot of things have been said about 5G technology, which is positioned to power the majority of the elements we...
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Nokia Rolls Out Software Upgrade to Turn 4G Stations into 5G

  Nokia has today announce a software upgrade that will instantly migrate 5 million legacy 4G radio units to 5G. Nokia says that this move is...
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Safaricom Customers Averagely Use 1GB of Data Per Month, Reports 6.1 Million Active 4G Devices

Safaricom’s 2019/2020 FY results are here. The telco service revenue grew by +4.8% YoY to KES 251.2 billion from KES 239.8 billion recorded in the...
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Safaricom to Add 2000 4G Stations as Shareholders Approve Largest Dividend Payout

Safaricom shareholders have approved KES 74.92 billion dividend payout for the FY that ended in March 31, 2019. This one of the telco’s biggest...
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4G Adoption in Africa Still Low Even With 5G Looming in the Horizon

Telecommunication technology advances quite slowly but the implementation is even slower. We have moved on from 2G then 3G to 4G in the past...

Regulators Still Slowing Down 4G Adoption

The growth of mobile subscriptions is nothing new if data by our very own the Communications Authority of Kenya (CA) is anything to go...

Telkom Kenya Expands and Optimizes 3G and 4G Coverage in Key Towns

To meet its promises to customers and future subscribers, Telkom Kenya has been expanding its turf in the local telephony space. The operator, which...
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Jamii Telecoms to Pay 4G License Fee Over 10-Year Period

About two yeas ago, the Communications Authority of Kenya awarded Jamii Telecoms Limited (JTL) a 4G license. The tier 2 mobile carrier, which popularly...
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Airtel Expands 4G Coverage to Over 40 New Towns in Kenya

Kenya’s second largest mobile operator Airtel, which is also in talks with Telkom Kenya on a merger deal that will give rise to a...
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Safaricom VoLTE Still Far Off, Claims to Have Addressed Home Fibre Issues

Yesterday, telco Safaricom hosted a couple of media personalities to apprise them of the progress the carrier has made in terms of digital transformation,...
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Airtel to Roll Out 4G Coverage to Kenya’s Major Towns

It is always a good thing to have competitive choices for any product because fair rivalry pushes innovation and, in the end, the consumer...
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Telkom Kenya Diversifies 4G Coverage With 200 New Sites in Nairobi Area

Kenya’s third largest operator Telkom was the second carrier to launch LTE services after market leader Safaricom. This development happened less than one year...
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Airtel Kenya Clears Communication Authority’s 4G License Tab

About a week ago, we reported that there have been several sightings of Airtel 4G across different parts of the country and some customers...
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Airtel Kenya’s 4G Network Imminent as Rollout of 4G Sites Ongoing

For close to two years now, we've heard rumours of Airtel Kenya testing their 4G network but it has always remained that, rumours, up...
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Expect Improved Mobile Data Speeds on Telkom Kenya as it Upgrades its National and Metro Fibre Networks

Telkom Kenya’s rebrand journey was marked by several gains, including the launch of 4G that remains as the sole competitor for Safaricom’s extensive LTE...

Telkom Kenya, Airtel and Jamii Telecom Apply for Extension of 4G Licenses

Telco Safaricom has single handedly managed to spur the adoption of 4G network in the country, and was only joined a few months ago...

JTL Confirms Penetration into 4G Space in Memo to Customers

In May 2017, Kenya's Communication Authority awarded JTL (Jamii Telecommunications Limited) a mobile phone service license on the 700MHz frequency. The award was controversial...

Behind Telkom Kenya’s Vision to Drive Data Consumption Through 4G Devices

When Telkom Kenya rebranded almost three months ago, it was clear that the company was aiming to recapture the market through mobile data. With...

Security Flaw in 3G and 4G Networks Allows Hackers to Track Your Phone’s Location

When 3G was phasing out 2G networks, one of the main advantages of the new technology was that, unlike 2G cell protocol whose encryption...
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Telkom Kenya is Gifting Subscribers with 1GB/Day of 4GFORFREE Data and Free WhatsApp

  It is now official that Orange Kenya is no more; in its place is Telkom Kenya, which aims to regain its glory in the...

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