4G+, also known as LTE-A, LTE-Advanced or 4.5G, is a faster version of 4G. It allows 4G phones to use different 4G frequency bands for faster speeds. 4G+ allows for peak donload speeds of 150Mbps as compared to download speeds on 4G which range between 60-100Mbps.
Safaricom now has 100 4G+ sites in Nairobi, Mombasa, Kisumu, Kisii, Naivasha, Kitui, Machakos, Kakamega and Kericho. It also has 4,677 2G sites, 3,517 3G sites and 1,103 4G sites.
Safaricom was the first operator in Kenya to roll out mobile data in 2003 on the 2G platform, and later the company was the first to launch its 3G platform in 2007.