Safaricom increases data speeds for Nairobi customers

Tuesday 23 August 2011 | 10:41 CET | News
Kenyan mobile operator Safaricom is offering customers faster broadband, following a KES 80 million upgrade of the operator's 3G network in Nairobi. Subscribers in the firm's Data Belt, an area served by 80 3G base stations covering parts of Nairobi and its environs, which traditionally show high internet usage, will now enjoy faster speeds of up to 21Mbps. Before the upgrade, the maximum speed was 7.2 Mbps, and the average speed was 700 Kbps to 1.5 Mbps during busy hours. A high-speed modem to access the faster services is now available at Safaricom shops, boosting the average speed to 2.5-3

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Categories: Mobile & Wireless
Companies: Safaricom
Countries: Kenya
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