Safaricom is set to launch its own Internet-enabled digital television decoders next month, stepping up the battle for TV and data customers.
The telecommunications company says it is in talks with local free-to-air broadcasters for consent to air their content.
Buyers of the high speed 4G-enabled Safaricom decoders will also have access to video-on-demand and downloads.
Safaricom is taking advantage of the convergence made possible by digital TV migration to deepen its presence in the wireless Internet market.
â€œIt essentially gives you a wi-fi hotspot at home with 4G speeds. Youâ€™ll also pick up some local free-to-air stations and we are working with other partners to get more content on the box,â€ said Safaricom CEO Bob Collymore in an interview.