Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Capital Business
Capital Business
Airtel Kenya CEO Adil El Youssefi expressed confidence in the completion of the upgrade saying that the company remains committed to ensuring that customers are connected to the most reliable and best quality network in the market/FILE

Kenya

Airtel completes network upgrade in Nairobi

Airtel Kenya CEO Adil El Youssefi expressed confidence in the completion of the upgrade saying that the company remains committed to ensuring that customers are connected to the most reliable and best quality network in the market/FILE

Airtel Kenya CEO Adil El Youssefi expressed confidence in the completion of the upgrade saying that the company remains committed to ensuring that customers are connected to the most reliable and best quality network in the market/FILE

NAIROBI, Kenya, Jun 17 – Bharti Airtel, a leading telecommunications services provider with operations in 20 countries across Africa and Asia has announced the completion of phase one of its network upgrade in Nairobi area.

The exercise involved a comprehensive change of legacy hardware and expansion of radio network elements. This has now significantly enhanced network signals and improved voice quality for Airtel customers.

Phase two of the upgrade which involves improving data speed is in progress and is expected to offer a stable and faster internet service.

This upgrade exercise, under which Nokia Networks, one of the world’s leading specialists in mobile broadband deployed the latest wireless technologies, will enhance Airtel’s network capacity, robustness and help deliver best-in-class experience that include stronger and faster data speeds.

Airtel Kenya CEO Adil El Youssefi expressed confidence in the completion of the upgrade saying that the company remains committed to ensuring that customers are connected to the most reliable and best quality network in the market.

“We are confident that the upgrade will increase our network capacity, improve voice quality and data speeds, helping us to continue enriching our customers’ internet and voice experience across the country,” added El Youssefi.

The company has also announced that it will embark on a major rollout of new sites in Nairobi area, which will help in ensuring that customers remain connected to a stronger network both outdoor and indoor from any part of the County.

Airtel will continue with the upgrade exercise in other major towns in the country allowing customers to enjoy better network quality and internet experience.

The network upgrade makes Airtel Kenya 4G LTE ready. In November last year, Airtel Africa launched 4G in Seychelles and Rwanda, making the two countries amongst the first in sub Saharan Africa to commercially deploy the 4G network technology.

In India, Bharti Airtel was the first operator to launch the 4G service, making it one of the first countries in the world to commercially deploy this cutting-edge technology.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

Airtel currently has the widest 3G footprint in Africa, with all the 17 countries that Airtel operates connected to 3G services.

Click to comment
Advertisement

More on Capital Business

Executive Lifestyle

NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 12 – The country’s super wealthy individuals are increasing their holding of bonds, gold and cash, a new report by Knight...

Ask Kirubi

NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 9 – Businessman and industrialist Dr. Chris Kirubi has urged members of the public to exercise extreme caution when making any...

Ask Kirubi

NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 24 – Businessman and industrialist Dr. Chris Kirubi is set to own half of Centum Investment Company PLC, following a go-ahead...

Headlines

NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 18 – Commercial Banks have been ordered to provide relief to borrowers on their personal loans, with loans eligible from March...

Ask Kirubi

It is without a doubt that the COVID-19 pandemic has caught the whole world by surprise. Although its full impact is yet to be...

Kenya

NAIROBI, Kenya, Jun17 – Kenya’s tea leaves manufacturer Kericho Gold, has been awarded the Superbrands Seal by Superbrands East Africa for their quality variety...

Coronavirus

NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 13 – As the local telecommunications industry gears up to roll out 5G networks in the country, the Communications Authority of...

Coronavirus

NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 22 – Airtel Kenya is offering free internet access for students in order to enable continued learning at home in the...