Safaricom 4G reaches all 47 counties

11 Dec 2017

Safaricom, Kenya’s largest mobile operator by subscribers, has revealed that its 4G LTE network is now available in parts of all 47 counties. Daily Nation reports that the firm has installed around 1,400 base stations, covering over a third of the population, of which 224 are equipped with LTE-A technology. ‘The country has consistently stood out as a global innovation powerhouse and a leader in global mobile technology adoption,’ commented Joseph Ogutu, Safaricom’s Director for Strategy, adding: ‘This milestone further cements Kenya’s position and establishes a strong foundation for future innovation.’

According to TeleGeography’s GlobalComms Database, Safaricom ended September 2017 with a wireless subscriber base of 29.49 million, giving it a market share of 76.4%, well ahead of second-placed Airtel with 15.5% and Telkom with 8.1%.

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