Airtel Kenya rolls out 3.75G service
MOBILE| Feb. 26, 2012, 11:35 a.m.
Airtel Kenya has officially introduced its 3.75G internet service, describing it as “the fastest mobile internet in Kenya”.today announced the introduction of the fastest mobile internet in Kenya with the launch of its 3.75G platform in the country.
The company said the launch of the 3.75G platform promises profound changes to how subscribers in the Kenya experience the web on internet-enabled devices.
This is the latest global HSPSA plus technology with 21 Mbps speed, also being rolled out in Europe and the USA. Airtel said: “It is the fastest 3G available and will be enormously beneficial for a variety of users, which include large corporates, small or medium businesses and the youth.
“The technology on our 3.75G network will give our customers the opportunity to interact with data in a different way,” explained Shivan Bhargava, chief operating officer, Airtel Kenya.
“This is why Airtel doesn’t see 3G as a product but a platform that enables the community expand its social and commercial horizons, alongside the rest of the world.” Bhargava said Airtel would roll 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 useful and innovative services to make use of this new technology.
He added: “We are grateful to the Government of Kenya, represented by The Honorable Minister of Information and Communications Mr. Samuel Poghisio today, for being here with us today and sharing the Government’s vision of enhancing the country’s telecommunications platform. This has the capability to enhance social, cultural and commercial participation amongst the people of Kenya and the global community.”
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.
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