Airtel Kenya Invests Kes. 2.5 Billion To Upgrade Its 3G Network
Today Airtel Kenya announced that it has invested Kes 2.5 Billion so far to upgrade its mobile network to enhance indoor coverage and overall 3G data quality in Kenya. The upgrade has so far been completed in Mombasa and Kitale with Nairobi’s currently underway.
One of the major benefits of Airtel’s 3G upgrade in Kenya is that it utilizes the UMTS 900 Mhz spectrum which enhances indoor coverage penetration and improves data quality for users. Nokia Networks is undertaking the 3G upgrade project for Airtel Kenya.
Another bonus of the major network upgrade is that Airtel Kenya will be 4G/LTE ready as a result of the much needed enhancements? It is expected that other mobile networks in Kenya will launch 4G/LTE later this year a follow-up to Safaricom’s launch of the same in late 2014.