Infrastructure sharing for LTE a possibility – Kenyan government

LTE infrastructure in Kenya could be constructed by a public-private partnership and then sold with equal availability to both new and existing service providers, according to a new proposal from the country’s government.

The innovative approach comes partially from necessity, in that available spectrum is limited, but also aims to foster competition in order to bring LTE to rural areas as well as urban.

“We have close to 19 operators lined up for this kind of service which can only accommodate three operators if we use the old model to allocate it,” stated the information permanent secretary, Bitange Ndemo, who will publish an outline of the proposal by the end of November.

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