Huawei technologies is set to launch its flagship 4G-enabled smartphone in Kenya next week ahead of its planned deployment of high speed network(4G LTE) in the country by year end.
The Phone, Huawei Ascend P7 hit Sri Lanka’s largest City, Colombo two days ago promising users ultra-fast connectivity, easy navigation and high definition display.
Set to hit local stores from Monday, the 6.5mm slim device with a 5 inch screen is targeted at the high end market and will retail at Sh 54,000.
The Chinese 4G equipment provider, said it has advanced talks with local telcos to boost their networks from currently under utilised 3G network.
“We have the capability to upgrade softwares of existing telcos infrastructures to the faster 4G network,” said Huawei Kenya Chief Executive Officer, Dean Yu.
The company is among the top suppliers of telcom carriers to Safaricom and is also eye a deal to deploy security infrastructure for the country through the mobile operator.
As part of preparation for the roll out, the company moved to showcase software defined mobile strategies, depth network optimization, backhaul convergence, IP microwave and enterprise solutions.
Migration to digital broadcasting scheduled for September 30 deadline will provide digital dividend to ease shift to 4G network.
The Government has said it is seeking for investors to help it develop ICT infrastructure master plan that will see the country create 180,000 IcT jobs annually and 55 ICT companies by 2017.
Ministry of Information and communication said these developments would boost ICT’s contributions to the GDP to 1.5 percent over the next four years