On Tuesday internet service provider Jamii Telecom (JTL) has launched its mobile network named Faiba 4G Mobile.This comes after the company moved to acquire a 4G license .
Jamii Telecom becomes Kenya’s fifth mobile service provider.During the launch Jamii Telecom chairman Joshua Chepkwony downplayed talk that the firm was under cutting its competitors, he stated that the new mobile services would offer competition into the market.
“This innovation we are doing today has been encouraged by our customers. We are determined to be proven right. We believe in what we are doing in transforming this country.”said Joshua Chepkwony
Faiba Mobile plans to charge Sh1 per SMS within and off the network, Sh2 per minute for both on and off network calls.
The company’s GM John Kamau said that with the launch of Faiba Mobile the issue of connectivity had been resolved.
“The issue of connectivity has been addressed by fibre and now 4G you can get speed of up to 1Gbit with the Qualcomm chip,” said John Kamau, General Manager at Jamii Telecom Limited.
It is believed that JTL have been testing their 4G network since late last year and it’s entry as mobile network operator (MNO) is consumer driver.
Faiba Mobile will also offer free on-net calls for life, which means that users will not be charged for calls to the same network and reflects its focus on internet connectivity as its main source of revenue.
See the data bundles packages below: