Safaricom selects Flash Network to accelerate past competitors

Safaricom Realt0n wikiPayments to and from Kiosks will be getting even faster. (Image source: Realt0n)Safaricom has implemented Flash Networks’ Harmony 7.5 to improve network quality by providing faster mobile browsing 

Flash Networks, the leading provider of mobile Internet optimisation and monetisation solutions, announced today that Kenyan operator Safaricom, has implemented Harmony 7.5 to accelerate their subscribers browsing speed. Flash Networks’ xtraAir patented acceleration solution, running on the Harmony mobile Internet Gateway, makes the fastest networks, including 4G, even faster. After implementing xtraAir, Safaricom achieved first place for a mobile performance benchmark test conducted by P3 Communications, an independent network testing and measurement company.

Safaricom holds the top position with 63 per cent market share of the mobile Internet space, which grew to 21.5 mn last quarter, according to The Communication Authority of Kenya.  With mobile data traffic growing and revenue per gigabyte falling, operators in Africa will need to reduce maximise their existing capacity to keep pace with growing demand. XtraAir aims to boost network speeds without requiring an investment in additional infrastructure, providing a cost effective solution for fast growing mobile networks.

“We are proud and honoured to provide Safaricom with award winning network performance that also meets international standards for a superior user quality of experience,” said Liam Galin President and CEO of Flash Networks.  

Flash Networks is a leading provider of optimisation solutions that enable operators to improve RAN spectral efficiency, boost network speed, optimise video and web traffic and generate over-the-top revenues from the mobile Internet. With a global reach, Flash Networks services have more than 500mn subscribers daily and is proud to count among its customers top-tier mobile carriers including Orange, Globe, TIM, T-Mobile, Telefonica, Vodafone, and many more leading carriers.

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