Safaricom launches rural expansion plan

5 Sep 2005

Mobile operator Safaricom has begun a nationwide rural network expansion programme, aimed at facilitating rural development. The project is being funded by the cellco’s KES14 billion network expansion and upgrade budget for 2005. Safaricom hopes to register its network presence in over 100 rural locations across the country, and has already erected 26 new base transceiver sites (BTSs) in the west of the country at a cost of KES690 million.

Kenya, Safaricom