One of the leading Telecommunication Company in Kenya Safaricom has launched its 4.5G LTE with its Strongest and widest internet converge
The Company latest 4.5G went live in some major Kenyan cities, which induces Kisumu and Mombasa. the network which is populary refer to as 4G Plus or LTE Advanced provide fast mobile data speeds than regular 4G networks.
What is 4.5G Network
This is quite different from the regular 4G network. It’s known as Carrier Aggregation. It’s faster than the regular 4G network. For example, a 4.5G (4G Plus) network can combine LTE 1800, 2100 and 2600 MHz bands together.
4.5G network makes use of multiple 4G LTE frequencies at the same time to provide fast speeds.
How fast is 4.5G?
Oh you sure don’t want to ask, when we are talking about downloading speed, up to 150 Mbps. then your best bet is the 4.5G, However, some networks like Vodafone Ireland, speeds up to 225 Mbps, which is three times faster than the regular 4G.
You’d recall sometimes in 2016, Ntel launched Nigeria first ever 4.5G network, which offers a maximum speeds of 230 Mbps. The maximum speeds are not often obtainable in everyday usage due to several factors.
SAFARICOM 4.5G COVERAGE AREAS
The network is available in Kisumu, Nairobi and Mombasa. The operator also unveiled that parts of Kericho, Kakamega, Kisii, Naivasha, Kitui and Machakos, are also covered
REQUIREMENTS FOR GETTING AND USING 4G PLUS ON SAFARICOM
- Firstly, you need a smartphone Wi-fi or dongle that supports with 4G Plus in order to use a 4.5G network. The same goes for mobile broadband dongles and Wi-Fi modems.
- After that, If you subscribed to a data bundle on Safaricom, 4G Plus is automatically available if you are within the coverage area.
This notwithstanding, if your device is not connect with a 4.5G network, it will fall back to regular 4G, 3G or 2G, depending on available coverage area.