Kenyan mobile market leader Safaricom has been allocated spectrum in the 2600MHz band from the Communications Authority of Kenya (CA), reports The Daily Nation. The operator has been allocated 60MHz of spectrum in the 2600MHz band, which was previously used by security agencies but has been freed up following a change in the technology that they use, an unnamed senior source was quoted as saying. The source did not disclose how much Safaricom paid for the spectrum, which is expected to be used for its 5G network rollout. The CA is also currently preparing to reallocate spectrum in the 3.5GHz band, which was previously assigned for fixed wireless access (FWA) networks in Kenya but will be refarmed for 5G by 30 June 2022.
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