Kenya permits 700MHz trial networks

Telecoms

The Communications Authority of Kenya (CA) will allow public and private entities to launch trial networks utilising spectrum in the 700MHz frequency band, to help meet the growing demand for high speed internet services in the East African nation, reports Business Daily.

The 700MHz spectrum was freed up by the country’s migration from analogue to digital television, which was completed last year. The CA’s Director General Francis Wangusi was quoted as saying that the increased rollout of broadband services and the proliferation of new services requires an effective and optimal use of available spectrum.

'Enhanced capacity to meet the growing demand for frequency spectrum that supports 4G and next generation 5G networks for mobile broadband services is critical for the growth of ICT,’ he added.

Source: Telegeography