Airtel Kenya partners with Kenya Data Networks to roll out 3G network countrywide
Customers to enjoy faster Internet and data speeds across Kenya
Nairobi 7th March 2011 â€“ Airtel Kenya today entered into a partnership with Kenya Data Networks (KDN), a leading telecommunications infrastructure provider, to upgrade its transmission network in readiness for the launch of its third generation 3G HSPA network. Under the five year partnership, KDN will inter-link airtel sites through its extensive countrywide fibre optic network.
The improved 3G service will lead to increased mobile internet speeds for airtel mobile consumers. Both Corporate and Personal consumers will benefit from the increased speed and coverage. Customers will enjoy more multimedia applications and experience enhanced operation of existing applications, including real-time video conferencing. They will also download videos, images and music faster; besides accessing email, games and performing financial transactions faster.
Speaking during the signing ceremony, KDN Chief Executive Officer Mr. Rikus Matthyser said the contract was in line with KDNâ€™s core objective of providing its clients with world class telecommunications infrastructure. â€œWe take pride in the fact that our services positively impact the day-to-day operations of our clients and we remain committed to providing quality services through partnerships such as the one with airtel,â€ said Mr. Matthyser.
Airtel Kenya Managing Director Mr. Rene Meza said the infrastructural improvement would go a long way in improving the companyâ€™s data service experience for its customers and would strategically place the company in a favorable position to enhance its Share of Market in the Data Services sector. â€œMobile broadband is a catalyst for economic growth and development and many of our customers will enjoy an improved online experience. This will further drive mobile penetration and accelerate the Internet and email access in Kenya in line with the Government goals in Vision 2030,â€ said Mr. Meza.