Safaricom to test 4G later in 2010

31 Mar 2010

Reuters is reporting that Kenya’s largest cellco by subscribers, Safaricom, plans to start testing Long Term Evolution (LTE) services on its network later this year. ‘The reason why we are looking at testing 4G is because it is a natural technology growth from 3G to 4G,’ CEO Michael Joseph told Citizen Television. Joseph did not give a timeframe for when Safaricom hopes to start tests. In an interview with Reuters earlier this month, Joseph said he hoped to obtain some 4G spectrum this year, although he added it might be insufficient to launch a commercial service immediately.

Kenya, Safaricom