Safaricom one of Kenya’s giant networks and home of mobile money has today revealed plans of expanding to more African countries.Eastafrican bodies have for long believed in having a single joint network where citizens can call at the same rates. Mtn,Airtel,Vodacom,Smart are some of the most commonly used competitor networks all around Africa that offer affordable voice and data rates.
Kenya’s recent presidential elections were progressively monitored over Safaricom which clearly states it as the most reliable network.With it’s plans to expand to the rest of Africa, reliability together with affordability of call rates will prevail to help customers enjoy super fast speeds on a single network.Mtn,Vodafone among other networks have always tried to link up African countries to a single network node where single call rates are implemented when a customer tries to call outside the country, for instance Airtel Uganda customers can call their counterparts in Kenya using their pakalast bundles which makes communication affordable.
The Uganda communications commission previously issued out a public notice for users to argument whether mtn’s license should be renewed or not. Public demand always wins the Government ideas since some networks may be denied coverage but resumed due to demand which was the case with Abs TV a popular station in Kampala. Safaricom will rule out to the general African market but how will it cope with the competition, feel free to share with us your thoughts below.