Airtel Kenya has today announced its plans to expand its network coverage in order to meet the growing demand for data services. The company aims to bridge the digital divide and empower individuals, businesses, and communities with its continuous expansion and innovative efforts. This move demonstrates Airtel Kenya’s commitment to enhancing connectivity and improving service quality for its customers.
Airtel Kenya’s Network Expansion Project
Airtel Kenya has set ambitious goals for its network expansion project. By the end of the year, the company plans to deploy 349 new sites, with an additional 300 sites in the pipeline. This will significantly increase its network infrastructure, which already covers 89% of the country. Airtel Kenya currently has over 3,200 sites spread across all 47 counties.
Embracing Cutting-Edge Technologies
To address the challenges faced by customers in areas with poor network connectivity, Airtel Kenya has embraced new technologies and innovations. The company has deployed LTE on the 2600MHz band to expand network capacity and prepare for future 5G rollout. Additionally, Airtel has introduced VOLTE and E-sim technology, along with small cell/street solutions in densely populated areas such as Eastland. These measures aim to enhance connectivity, improve service quality, and provide a reliable network experience.
Keeping Pace with the Future: 5G Readiness
While Airtel Kenya is yet to roll out 5G in the country, the company is determined to get its network ready for the technology. Safaricom, Airtel Kenya’s rival, has already launched 5G in select areas. Recognizing the significance of 5G, Airtel Kenya is actively working towards ensuring its network infrastructure is prepared to handle the demands of this technology.
Commitment to Seamless Communication
Mr. Olusegun Ogunsanya, Group CEO of Airtel Africa, expressed the company’s commitment to delivering an exceptional data experience to all customers, regardless of their location. Airtel Kenya’s network expansion efforts are driven by the goal of ensuring seamless communication for users across the entire country. The company continues to invest in new technologies and innovations that further enhance connectivity and improve service quality, fulfilling their promise of seamless communication.
Sustainability and Environmental Responsibility
Airtel Kenya is committed to sustainability and environmental responsibility in addition to expanding its network coverage. As part of its network expansion plans, the company is implementing a decarbonization strategy to reduce its environmental footprint. Airtel Kenya is replacing end-of-life batteries with greener lithium-ion batteries. This move is aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
Moreover, the company is exploring low-carbon alternative fuels for backup energy generation and utilizing solar energy to power its network infrastructure. By prioritizing sustainability, Airtel Kenya aims to protect the environment while providing customers with the best possible service.
Accessibility and Competitive Pricing
Airtel understands the importance of offering competitive pricing and tariff plans to ensure its services remain accessible to all Kenyans. The company strives to strike a balance between business needs and environmental responsibility. By maintaining competitive pricing, Airtel Kenya aims to make its services affordable and inclusive, enabling more people to benefit from reliable and high-quality connectivity.