Huawei set to roll out 4G network

By Ronald Owili

The Chinese tech giant, Huawei Technologies says it has laid down the necessary infrastructure needed to support the long term evolution also known as the 4G which can be rolled out as early as December this year.

Huawei Kenya Chief Executive Officer Dean Yu says the firm has constructed sites as existing ones are being upgraded to support the 4G network.

Continued terror threats and insecurity incidences has seen the government device enhanced ways of dealing with the challenge.

Thus the government announced plans to install 10,000 CCTV cameras across major towns in the country.

A 15 billion shillings tender was awarded to Safaricom that saw  Public Procurement Oversight Authority approve the tender Thursday after facing scrutiny from the parliament’s national administration and security committee.  .

Huawei technologies says the firm will play the role of building the 4G infrastructure which the cameras will operate on.

Dean Yu the country’s CEO says the 4G sites have been built and ready for use as Kenya waits to deploy the service given that the country is yet to migrate to the digital terrestrial signal.

CCTV cameras which use Intelligence Video Surveillance and have infrared features will have numerous capabilities to deal with the security threats.

Dean however insists that it will collaborate with other operators wishing to deploy the LTE service.

He was speaking during the launch of a roadshow to showcase the tech firm’s IT solution.