Nokia Networks, Safaricom launch LTE-A network

Operator will roll out 4G services in Nairobi and Mombasa first
Nokia Networks, Safaricom launch first LTE-A network

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Safaricom has selected Nokia Networks as one of its partners to modernise and expand its 2G and 3G network infrastructure and to help launch the first LTE-Advanced (LTE-A) network in Kenya.

The operator will roll out 4G services in Nairobi and Mombasa first before introducing to major towns over the coming months. The network was launched in December 2014 and it will offers peak speeds of up to 100 Mbps.

Bob Collymore, chief executive officer at Safaricom, said: “This project marks an important milestone in our journey toward a modern and energy-efficient network that’s capable of delivering world-class voice and data services to our customers. It clearly underlines our focus on having the most advanced network in Kenya.”

Bernard Najm, vice president and head of Middle East and Africa at Nokia Networks, said: “With this ambitious network modernization, we provide Safaricom with the highest quality network in Kenya. Our cutting-edge solutions and services help Safaricom offer a truly rewarding service experience to its customers.” 

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