Kenyan broadband operator Jamii Telecommunications (JTL), which provides services under the brand name Faiba, has entered the mobile sector with the launch of a 4G LTE network. The company, which holds a licence for spectrum in the 700MHz and 800MHz bands, is offering a range of ‘Faiba4G’ voice (using VoLTE technology), data and video calling services, with speeds of up to 72Mbps. Coverage of the network is currently available in Nairobi, Thika, Machakos, Nakuru, Eldoret, Mombasa, Athi River and Syokimau. According to The Standard, JTL has installed over 300 base stations across the country, but is aiming to double this total to 600 next year and reach 900 within three years.
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