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Microsoft starts low-cost internet service in Nanyuki

Friday 22 May 2015 | 15:56 CET | News
Microsoft has started connecting rural residents of Nanyuki in Laikipia County in central Kenya to low-cost wireless internet. The internet service is made possible by TV white spaces, the unused portions of wireless spectrum in the frequency bands used for television broadcasting, Business Daily reported. A trial of the technology in Kenya was first announced in early 2013. The programme is part of Microsoft's broader 4Afrika Initiative aimed at improving the continent's global competitiveness. The project rolled out 15 Wi-Fi hotspots near Nanyuki, including the Matanya shopping centre,

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Categories: Mobile & Wireless
Companies: Microsoft
Countries: Kenya
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