Kenya: Safaricom to Expand 3G network Coverage

Telecommunications operator, Safaricom said in a statement that it plans to expand its existing 3G network to cover 80 percent of Kenya’s population. The resulting expansion would push its coverage up from the present 69 percent of Kenyans covered.

It also announced expected plans to roll out 4G services to 13 additional towns by the end of the year, up from the two cities it currently covers. The company also added that fibre optic cable connections would be extended to 10 more areas in the country.

CEO, Bob Collymore said the set-top boxes that it plans to launch “will receive TV and data services using 4G.”