Fastest mobile internet in Kenya launching in commercial centres

A leading operator in Kenya is launching the country’s fastest mobile Internet network. Airtel Kenya is introducing a 3.75g platform, allowing subscribers in the country to experience faster internet on enabled devices.

The improved technology will enhance multimedia functionality, high speed mobile broadband and internet access, allowing  users to make video calls, watch live TV, send and receive emails and download music from the devices.

“The technology on our 3.75G network will give our customers the opportunity to interact with data in a different way,” explained Mr. Shivan Bhargava, chief operating officer, Airtel Kenya.

According to Mr. Bhargava, Airtel will be rolling out its data network across all of Kenya with the objective of building the fastest and largest 3G network across the country, and will continue to provide services to make use of this new technology.

He added; “Our 3.75G platform will allow customers to combine the enormous potential of the internet with the convenience of cellular phones and other devices. For the small and medium business, it will enable the entrepreneur to embrace a mobile way of working with high speed access to email and internet and it will allow large companies to increase productivity through enhanced mobile internet speeds.”

The new 3.75G network will initially be available to Airtel customers in the key commercial centres of Kenya including Nairobi, Mombasa, Nakuru, Kisumu, Eldoret and Naivasha.

“Kenya is an emerging market and subscribers all over the country are increasingly demanding better network quality and superior services. We have partnered with Bharti Airtel to deliver the right infrastructure and solutions to help them meet these demands.” says Dimitri Diliani, Head of Africa Region, Nokia Siemens Networks.

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