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Kenya: Safaricom launches a 400 Gbps network

Thursday, 28 February 2019 17:23
Kenya: Safaricom launches a 400 Gbps network

(Ecofin Agency) - Safaricom, leader of the Kenyan telecom market, announces the launch of a 400 G network, a network that carries data on a rate of 400 Gps wavelength in the country.

The new standard in optical network will help the company address the development of bandwidth needs due to increasing data consumption via new usages like HD video, telepresence and cloud services that require high fluidity.

“Mobile data usage on our network has been doubling year-on-year while our fibre network now reaches more than 220,000 homes and 17,000 businesses across more than ten towns. It was therefore prudent to invest in the latest network technology to ensure that we can support the demand from our customers for years to come,” Thibaud Rerolle indicated justifying the 400G. 

The 400G network was announced during the Mobile World Congress (MWC) held on February 25-28, 2019 in Barcelona. The network was unrolled with Huawei’s technical support. This announcement is made just hours after Airtel revealed the extension of its 3G and 4G networks to about forty towns via the construction of 800 telecom towers.





 
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