By Nicholas Pescod – AfricanBrains
Those living in Kenya wont need to be Ludacris to connect to LTE, as the government plans to have LTE nationwide coverage.
The Kenyan government is pushing for Long Term Evolution, or 4G technology as a replacement for 2G and 3G technology, which currently exists throughout the country.
According to The Nairobi Star, government officials are aiming to have national LTE technology coverage before 2013.
Parliamentary spokesperson Bitange Ndemo, told The Star that broadband links to all counties in Kenya will be completed before 2013, either through Fibre optic or LTE.
It has been reported that the first phase of the project is completed, but that the Kenyan government may have to initiate re-routing in order to include regions that were forgotten in the original planning.
The Kenyan treasury has also given the “all clear” on a public-private consortium that is responsible for the roll out of 4G technology.
A ten-member group will include four mobile operators, Safaricom, Airtel, Essar (yu) and Telkom Orange.