Ericsson powers Airtel 3.75G service launch in Kenya

By Telecom Lead Team: Airtel Kenya has launched the
fastest mobile internet in Kenya with the launch of its 3.75G platform in the
country. Ericsson, which is upgrading Airtel mobile broadband network, assisted
the operator to launch the latest global HSPSA plus technology with 21 Mbps

The 3.75G platform will enhance multimedia functionality,
high speed mobile broadband and internet access; allowing users to make video
calls, watch live TV, send and receive emails and download music from the

Airtel is offering its customers a FREE 7 day trial
during first 15 days.

“We are pleased to have been selected by Airtel for
the upgrade of their network in Kenya, and see mobile broadband as key to
realizing our vision of the networked Society. The new technology will enable
Airtel to meet its desire to provide its customers with the most advanced
solutions and quality browsing experience to its customers in Kenya and
Africa,” said Lars Linden, head of Ericsson sub Saharan Africa.

The 3.75G network will be available to Airtel customers
in the key commercial centers of Kenya including Nairobi, Mombasa, Nakuru,
Kisumu, Eldoret and Naivasha.

Airtel will roll out its data network across all of Kenya
with the objective of building the fastest and largest 3G network across the

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,” said Shivan Bhargava, chief operating
officer, Airtel Kenya.

This is the latest global HSPSA plus technology with 21
Mbps speed, also being rolled out in Europe and the USA. It is the fastest 3G
available and will be enormously beneficial for a variety of users, which
include large enterprises, small or medium businesses and the youth.

Kenya is an emerging market and subscribers all over the
country are increasingly demanding better network quality and superior
services. We have partnered with Bharti Airtel to deliver the right
infrastructure and solutions to help them meet these demands.” says Dimitri
Diliani, head of Africa Region, Nokia Siemens Networks.

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