09 Feb Kenya: Airtel secures Kenyan 4G licence for USD25m
The Communications Authority of Kenya (CA) has confirmed that mobile operator Airtel Kenya has paid USD25 million for a licence to provide 4G LTE services in the 800MHz frequency band, reports Business Daily. ‘We are in the process of (officially) rolling out 4G and we expect to officially launch soon. We are driving towards the fastest speeds at the most affordable rates in the Kenyan market with Airtel 4G. Customers with 4G-enabled phones together with 4G SIM cards are now able to experience our 4G network in various parts of Nairobi,’ Airtel said in a statement. Airtel has been testing a 4G network since April 2017, while Telkom Kenya and Jamii Telecom are also providing LTE services under trial licences, which are set to expire in March and June 2018, respectively.