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Safaricom launches 4G network ahead of its rivals

Broadband, Business
In Summary Safaricom has launched a high-speed wireless Internet network that is initially available on Mombasa Island and in parts of Nairobi such as Gigiri, Runda, Buru Buru, Parklands and Kabete. The launch of the 4G technology comes on the heels of last week’s signing of a Sh14.9 billion national security communication contract between Safaricom and the National Treasury. The firm has been seeking to cut reliance on voice revenue, whose growth has nearly flattened out in recent years due to falling rates. Safaricom is betting big on the home internet market segment with the launch of an advanced fourth generation (4G) long term evolution technology to drive its data services. The integrated telecoms services provider Thursday launched a high-speed wireless Internet ne