Safaricom announces that it has rolled out 4G+ on its network

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Safaricom has announced that it has rolled out 4G+ on its network in major towns in Kenya. Safaricom launched 4G on its network in 2014, becoming the first Kenyan telco to do so.

Another first for Safaricom as it launches 4G in Kenya

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.

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