Kenya reaches 1 mln 4G subscribers in November as Safaricom expands network

Monday 11 December 2017 | 10:51 CET | News
Safaricom said that for the first time ever, Kenya achieved the milestone of 1 million active 4G customers in customers. Safaricom is currently the only operator providing LTE commercially. It said the milestone was achieved following network expansion, increased affordability of 4G smartphones and more affordable data bundles.

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Companies: Safaricom
Countries: Kenya
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