Telkom to launch cellular services this year

28 Jan 2008

Telkom Kenya says it expects to be offering GSM mobile services by the end of this year. The government awarded Telkom a full mobile concession towards the end of 2007 in the run-up to its part privatisation which saw France Telecom acquire a 51% stake. The country’s largest wireline operator already offers fixed wireless services to around 40,000 users over a CDMA-based network. Kenya is currently home to two active GSM networks, run by Safaricom and Celtel, while a third player – Econet Wireless – is expected to launch within the next few months.

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