27 May 2008
Safaricom has launched Kenya’s first commercial 3G/3.5G mobile network, offering peak data transfer speeds of up to 7.2Mbps. The service is initially only available in the Nairobi area, though a nationwide expansion is taking place over the next twelve months. Kenya’s largest cellco in terms of subscribers has been testing W-CDMA technology since 2006, but did not receive a full 3G operating licence until October last year. High speed services are being targeted at business users for the time being.