Safaricom is one of the first mobile phone companies to deploy 400G in its internet network. And in case you didn’t know, 400G stands for 400 Gigabits per second (Gbps), and succeeds 200G and 100G which are readily available.
Why Safaricom Adopted 400G
According to Safaricom, they aim to increase the consumption of quality videos and also launch IoT devices with the help of the 400G network link. The new technology has a larger bandwidth which means that it offers a bigger broadband capacity – good for the future.
Using this technology which can transmit 50 gigabytes of data every second, the telecom will carry internet traffic over 500km and also allow its users to stream tens of thousands of UHD movies at the same time.
Safaricom to Work with Huawei
The two companies announced the partnership at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain. Huawei will support the 400G infrastructure while Safaricom will of course run the service which will support the growing demand for mobile data and fibre network.
According to the Chinese tech giant, the new platform will make deployment of other internet services easier in the future. The company believes that there will be no need to lay fibre cables when installing the 5G network. It also believes that there will be a good support for other things like smart home and IoT devices.
Cheaper Data and Freedom
Safaricom believes that the new technology will lower the cost of internet as it is more efficient and also cheaper to maintain. The telecom will therefore enjoy a lot of freedom when running the network while meeting the needs of its customers.
400G Coverage in Kenya
The project will first be rolled in Nairobi and Mombasa which have high demand for data services. It will then be carried out in other bigger urban areas like Kisumu and Nakuru.
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