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Kenya: Equitel has rolled out 5G services in 370 locations

Finserve’s mobile virtual network operator (MVNO), Equitel, has rolled out 5G services across 370 locations in Kenya in collaboration with host mobile network operator Airtel.

Equitel has introduced its 5G service in more than 370 locations nationwide, including towns such as Mombasa, Nakuru, Nairobi, Athi River, Kisumu, Kakamega, Siaya, Eldoret, and Bungoma, among others. Through collaboration with Airtel, the 5G service will soon expand to densely populated areas, including residential neighborhoods, shopping centers, and central business districts.

To access Equitel 5G services, customers must possess a 5G capable device supported by a 4G LTE SIM card. Customers currently utilizing a 3G SIM card will need to visit their nearest Equity branch to obtain a 4G LTE SIM card.

Equitel, an MVNO operated by Finserve Holdings in collaboration with Airtel Kenya, is the fintech subsidiary of Equity Group Holdings. Through Equitel, Finserve offers a platform that integrates mobile telephony and banking services. Equitel allows customers to make calls, browse the internet, send texts, save money, transfer funds, apply for loans, and make payments for goods and services.

Finserve provides API integrations that enable ecosystems in financial services, commerce, agriculture, wealth management and telcos to manage liquidity, payments and online transactions. Jenga API provides businesses and tech developers with capabilities to integrate sending money, payments, banking, insurance, brokerage, wealth management and telco across East and Central Africa into mobile apps, e-commerce sites and other systems.

Jenga Payment Gateway is a versatile platform enabling businesses to accept e-commerce and m-commerce payments from various channels including American Express, Visa, Mastercard, Diners, JCB, Union Pay, and other card associations across East & Central Africa.

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