Kenya has been granted the ultra high frequency band that will see new allocations of the spectrum in Africa, which is meant to curb failures and unfair allocation network services by regulatory bodies.
This came about during a conference held at the World Radio Communication Conference 2015 in Geneva, Switzerland, where the revision of radio- frequency was taking place. One of the advantage of the allocation of the new radio- frequency is to make sure that there is no more interference between radio stations of different countries.
Kenya was also lucky since it was granted ultra- high frequency band (470MHz- 694MHz) for roll out television services without the risk of an impending change in use of the spectrum. All the new regulations and allocations from the conference will take effect starting January 2017.
The Communications Authority also went ahead to disclose that an agreement was reached upon, at the conference that will equal allocation of the 700MHZ frequency band.
Kenya will also be in apposition to track all flights in civil aviation and to ensure that there is improved aircraft safety using the frequencies. Apart from the aircrafts, it will also be used to improve maritime port communication systems thus making the country join the most advanced countries in the world.
In the coming years, telecom firms will be rolling out fourth and fifth generation internet services, which is of very high speed, since they will be using the harmonized frequencies that are being preferred for high bands. This will also be another improvement in the communication industry.
Currently, Safaricom is the only telecom firm that is in position to roll out the 4G network across the country, which have the ability to deliver data and also to facilitate high end services like video conferencing and gaming.
The Communications Authority is in the process on making sure that all the telecom operators share the high frequency bands, so as to bring about equity in the field of communication.
Article by Vera Shawiza.