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Kenya would start building its fourth generation (4G) internet network next year and was open to talks with operators on the best roll-out model, its telecoms minister said yesterday.
The country wants to launch the 4G high-speed broadband network to raise the internet’s input in economic growth to 10 percent in 2017 from 2.9 percent this year.
The government has proposed a private-public partnership wholesaling model, where it partners with investors to build the network and sell capacity to operators, to ensure open access.
Some operators are being forced out by a three-year pricing war. – Reuters