Equity Group has just rolled out 4G network coverage to Equitel users, aimed at offering faster internet connection speeds than older technologies. According to the parent company, customers on its virtual mobile network will now enjoy faster network coverage on its fourth-generation platform. 4G was the successor to 3G network and is currently the most used fastest mobile network platform in the country.
While it might seem as though Equitel is playing catch-up, especially after Safaricom officially announced availability of 5G network in some places within the country, most Kenyans don’t have handsets with capabilities of utilizing the fifth-generation network. In fact, handsets that support 5G are still way expensive for the average Kenyan.
While speaking on the rollout, Finserve Africa Managing Director and Equity Group IT and Operations Director Lanre Bamisebi said the new 4G SIM was going to tackle the issue of slow internet speeds, as well as limited data coverage. 4G network is expected to enable customers to enjoy faster browsing, downloading and uploading speeds.
Equitel 4G SIM cards to be available at Equity Bank branches
Kenyans are now completing most of their financial transactions on their phones compared to pre-covid era. This is partly dues to the government’s aggressive campaign aimed at curbing the spread of the corona virus. And as expected, anyone who wants to upgrade or get a 4G Equitel line can easily do so at any of Equity Bank’s branches.