KENYANS TO ENJOY HIGH SPEED DATA SERVICE FROM JUNE

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Kenyans could soon begin enjoying high speeds in data transmission following the licensing of a local company to provide public wireless data services. SimbaNet plans to start offering the full range of services by June, this year. According to the company, the technology affords speeds of up to 11 megabytes per second (mbps) in ideal circumstances, which is equivalent to 200 times faster than the speed of current conventional digital lines, according to Ms Jacqueline Wanyande, the SimbaNet Com Ltd’s corporate solutions consultant. Initially, the new service will target high-end corporate customers. The data will be beamed on a frequency alloted to the firm by the CCK, and what a customer would need is a special antenna and radio set to receive and relay the data.

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