Equitel Kenya – a member of Equity group has rolled out 4G LTE with countrywide coverage to offer customers first-class voice and data services. With the roll-out of 4G, the telco has become the 5th operator to offer 4G services in Kenya alongside Safaricom, Airtel and Telkom Kenya with an MVNO (mobile virtual network operator) status.
Commenting on the launch of the new 4G service, Finserve Africa Managing Director, Lanre Bamisebi, who doubles as the Equity Group IT and Operations Director, noted that the upgrade would enhance customer experience, more so in the current environment where customers are working from home and require better connectivity.
“We are delighted to launch the Equitel 4G services in the market, in line with strengthening Equitel’s capability as a mobile virtual network operator (MVNO). The new Equitel 4G SIM will address the issues of slow internet connection and limited data coverage,”said Lanre
Alongside 4G access, Equitel also has new attractive data bundles to offer customers a first-hand experience of the telco’s new super fast network access band. With over 3.8 Million customers across Kenya, the telco aims at making the new 4G experience enjoyable and affordable to all customers.
“As part of the launch, we are offering a 100% bonus to our customers by doubling their data bundles. We expect this to significantly accelerate our revenue growth and grow our active customer base,”added Lanre
Currently, Equitel is the leading multi-channel money product in Kenya offering customers the confidence, accessibility and ease of transacting through ATMs, online banking, and agents thanks to its affiliation with Equity Bank, another member of Equity Group.
Now, with the launch of Equitel 4G, the telco’s customer base is expected to grow to new highs with competitive voice and data bundles to offer customers more value like it has achieved with money transfer. As a mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) like Lyca Mobile in Uganda, the telco will roll out its countrywide 4G network coverage very fast since it relies on already existing infrastructure to route its distinctive, agile and secure mobile network.