Nairobians told to expect no calls during Obama visit
23 July 2015, 15:20
Nairobi - Safaricom has warned its subscribers in Nairobi to brace themselves for disruptions of mobile signals during US President Barack Obama's visit.
The mobile service provider said there shall be minimal disruption to the network during the 3 days President Obama will be in Nairobi.
"We recognize the fact that as the most protected individual in the world, there will be some security measures undertaken by his team which could include the temporary disruption of mobile signals close to where the President is at any given time".
"These interruptions will be intermittent," Safaricom said in a statement.
However, the company said it had conducted a key network optimization in areas where the Global Entrepreneurship Summit will be held to ensure that all network operations are not adversely affected.
Safaricom's fixed data capacity has also been upgraded to facilitate live streaming of the visit which is of international interest.
Obama is expected in the country on Friday for the GES summit that will be held at the United Nation’s offices in Gigiri.
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