Monday, June 5, 2017

Safaricom Lunches 4.5G LTE Network In Kenya

   
   
Safaricom is a leading communications company in Kenya with the widest and strongest coverage. According to mobilityarena the telecom giants has launched their 4.5G network in the Kenyan cities of Nairobi, Mombasa and Kisumu. The 4.5G is also called 4G Plus or LTE Advanced. 4.5G networks provide faster mobile data speeds than regular 4G networks.

UNDERSTANDING 4.5G NETWORK

4.5G is quite and slightly different from the regular 4G network in terms of speed as it's faster and more robust. It's known Carrier Aggregation. In other words, a 4.5G network makes use of multiple 4G LTE frequencies at the same time to provide faster speeds. For instance, a 4.5G (4G Plus) network can combine LTE 1800, 2100 and 2600 MHz bands together.

HOW FAST IS 4.5G?

4.5G networks speeds is up to 150 Mbps. Although some networks like Vodafone Ireland, have been known to up this to great 225 Mbps, which is up to three times faster than regular 4G. In Nigeria, Ntel launched the country’s first 4.5G network in 2016, offering a theoretical maximum speed of 230 Mbps. Of course, theoretical maximum speeds are not often attainable in everyday usage due to several factors.

SAFARICOM 4.5G COVERAGE AREAS

Cities where the network is available are Nairobi, Mombasa, and Kisumu. The operator also revealed that parts of Kisii, Naivasha, Kitui, Machakos, Kakamega and Kericho are also covered

REQUIREMENTS FOR GETTING AND USING 4G PLUS ON SAFARICOM

✔ First of all, you need a smartphone, mifi or dongle that supports or compatible with 4G Plus in order to use a 4.5G network. The same goes for mobile broadband dongles and Wi-Fi modems.

✔ After that, you are almost set to enjoy the services. If you are subscribed to a data bundle on Safaricom, 4G Plus is automatically available to you if you are within coverage area.
However, if your device is not compatible with a 4.5G network, it will fall back to regular 4G, 3G or 2G, depending on available coverage area.
   
   
   
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15 comments:

  1. Thanks for this wonderful update and I'm gonna ASK WHEN is Nigeria gonna attain this sort of tech?

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  2. Thanks for d update, wanna here that one too in 9ja very soon.

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  3. thaks for this good update.but how I wish am in Kenya I would have rock this 4g service

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  4. but I know nigeria will upgrade to this service

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  5. Waiting for nigerian to attain such techs is by saying waiting for lizard to grow teeth, i don't think that nigeria can attain such a tech

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  6. That's good work from the safaricom

    Really hope this comes to Nigeria

    Thanks for the update wizy

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  7. Me too o how i wished am in kenya i would have rock this 4g service with them

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  8. I don't think that nigeria can attain such a tech because bribery and corruption can't be reduced hear in nigeria talking more about the tech to be attained

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  9. It will take a very long time before our great country will attain such.

    Using my place as a case study, it's only AIRTEL that offers 3g reception and here we are seeing another country talking about 4.5G

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