Econet to launch within four months

3 Mar 2005

Following the high court ruling announced yesterday granting Econet Wireless Kenya (EWK) official rights to launch GSM services, the operator has revealed that it plans to begin operations within the next four months. EWK has ordered all the equipment needed for the rollout of the GSM network, and has already identified sites for base stations in the country. It will compete with existing cellcos Kencell and Safaricom, and plans to gain a 25% share of the Kenyan market when it is fully established.

Kenya, Essar Telecom Kenya (yu)