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Safaricom 4G is Just Empty Marketing Gimmick Not Worth Celebrating

Safaricom is claiming that it has launched a 4G network. I don’t believe that. Safaricom always uses the gullible journalists with no technical knowledge to launch products which they know don’t exist. Safaricom still has the worst quality of network.

When Safaricom launched its 42Mbps network sometime back, we thought that the 3G speed will improve. It has never improved. In fact Orange Kenya has the best 3G speeds. Safaricom cannot even use the “we have so many clients” argument because they make profit but they never reinvest the money to have the subscribers have better experience.

Claiming to launch 4G when even the average user cannot hit 10Mbps on its 3G network is simply conning subscribers with adverts. Safaricom needs to deliver 3G. Even most estates in Nairobi still don’t have 3G or the quality is so poor and Safaricom claim that they have 4G? Ooh please!!

Again let me understand, Safaricom’s 4G rides on HSPA+ 21/42, WiMAX, or LTE? Check the speeds bloggers hired to go praise Safaricom were testing. Nothing to boast about. Worse than even basic 3G.

Just confirmed from moles present during the launch that Safaricom launched 4G LTE. It is suppose to have a peak speed of 100Mbps. How will they achieve that when even during the test they couldn’t clock 30Mbps? Safaricom is just fooling us. Prepare a lawsuit please because it is all what you have.

Written by Robert

Respected Kenyan blogger, tech evangelist, and social justice activist. Robert is known for his hard-hitting articles and opinions disseminated through his Twitter handle @RobertAlai or Facebook page (

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