Safaricom donates mini GSM network to university [Global Data Point]
(Global Data Point Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Kenyan operator, Safaricom has donated Mini GSM network laboratory equipment for the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) Engineering and Telecommunications Laboratory. The donation entails a full GSM equipment suite consisting of a base station, BSC microwave link and switches, which will be used to establish a functional GSM network and transmission system to be used during practical lessons by students taking courses in mobile communication, data communication and transmission courses. The Mini GSM network valued at KES 800 million will enable students to initiate and terminate a phone call, enable data transfer and basically conduct any services that Safaricom is capable of making for academic purposes, thus preparing them for a career in telecommunications engineering. Safaricom and JKUAT have been in partnership for five years after they signed a memorandum of understanding in December 2008 with the aim of enhancing development through research, training, innovation and technological development in the areas of communication technology and information.
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