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Safaricom says it will not phase out 4G network soon but has begun 5G trials

Thursday 10 October 2019 | 11:04 CET | News
Kenyan operator Safaricom has said it will not phase out the 4G network with 5G anytime soon, reports Business Day.  Network director James Maitai said the company will start by phasing out 2G. Maitai said Safaricom has exceeded70 percent LTE coverage in prime areas including major urban and rural towns.

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Categories: Mobile & Wireless
Companies: Safaricom
Countries: Kenya
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