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Airtel Kenya has announced the launch of its fifth-generation network (5G) to take advantage of the increasing adoption of 5G devices. Last month, Airtel Kenya announced its intention to expand its network coverage to meet the growing demand for data services in East Africa. With this move, Airtel Kenya joins Safaricom among the network providers that have introduced 5G in the country.…
- Bharti Mittal is the Founder and Chairman of Bharti Enterprises, one of India’s foremost first-generation corporations.
- It has interests in telecom, space communications, digital solutions, insurance, foods, real estate and hospitality.
- Bharti Airtel, the flagship company of Bharti Enterprises, has operations in 17 countries. It ranks amongst the top three mobile operators globally.
Sunil Bharti Mittal, an Indian business magnate and philanthropist, was in Kenya last week managing a significant announcement by Airtel Kenya, a division of Airtel Africa.
During his visit, Airtel Kenya announced plans to expand its network coverage to meet the growing demand for data services in the country. The new expansion will add 349 sites into its infrastructure network by December.
What's more, an additional 300 sites are in the pipeline, the management added. The new investment represents the company’s commitment to enhancing connectivity and improving service quality.
We aim to bridge digital divide—Bharti Mittal
Mobile services are now the main means of communication for the majority of the world’s population, supporting economic growth and connecting communities.
According to GSMA, effective spectrum licensing is critical to encourage the investment required to expand mobile access, meet the increase in demand for data services and enhance the quality and range of services offered.
There are 3 types of spectrum licences;
- A licence to transmit radio waves and have no interference. This is the most common type of spectrum licence. It grants the right to transmit on a specified frequency and stop others from transmitting interfering signals on the same frequency.
- A licence to have no interference on a specified frequency.
- A licence to transmit emissions without protection from interference.
Airtel Africa has confirmed the purchase of additional spectrum licences from the Communications Authorities in several African countries.
Richard Kadoro, a telecommunications researcher at the Computer Association of …
- Airtel Kenya has announced that it spent KSh 4.7 billion ($39.6 million) to acquire an additional 60 MHz spectrum
- The telecommunications company said the additional spectrum would help it expand its mobile network in the East African nation
- Airtel Africa said that the investment reflects their continued confidence in the opportunity inherent in the Kenya market
- The investment comes months after the company paid KSh 1.13 billion ($9.5 million) to the Communications Authority of Kenya for a network license
Airtel Kenya has announced that it spent KSh 4.7 billion ($39.6 million) to acquire an additional 60 MHz spectrum, which will help it expand its mobile network in the East African nation.
The new spectrum will help Airtel’s 4G network capacity expansion in Kenya. It will assist mobile data and fixed wireless home broadband capacity.
At the same time, the additional spectrum is expected to pave way for the rollout of …
- Kenya’s leading telcos have signed a landmark deal that will propel the mobile money space in the country
- Telkom, Safaricom, and Airtel announced that Kenyans can now make direct mobile money payments to an M-PESA Pay Bill number from any network
- The companies said the move follows their announcement in April 2022, which saw Kenyans being able to make mobile money payments to M-PESA Buy Goods and Services Tills from any network
Kenya’s leading telcos have signed a landmark deal that will propel the mobile money space in the country.
On Friday, July 15, 2022, Telkom, Safaricom, and Airtel signed a deal to allow Kenyans to make direct mobile money payments to an M-PESA Pay Bill number from any network.
In a statement, the telecommunications companies said the move follows their announcement in April 2022, which saw Kenyans being able to make mobile money payments to M-PESA Buy Goods and …
The battle for Kenya’s telecommunication industry market share has intensified with the planned merger of Telkom Kenya and Airtel Kenya, the subsidiary of Indian telecom giant Bharti Airtel.
On February 8, 2019, the two telcos announced the signing of a binding agreement to combine their respective Mobile, Enterprise and Carrier Services businesses in Kenya into Airtel, which will see them trade as Airtel-Telkom.
The merger has however faced opposition from former employees of Airtel. It has also faced headwinds in getting approval from regulators with both Communication Authority of Kenya (CA) and the Competition Authority of Kenya (CAK) remaining adamant in giving a green light.
The regulators have pegged their decision on ongoing investigations in past dealings at Telkom by the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Agency (EACC).
The anti-corruption body is investigating how the National Treasury surrendered part of Telkom Kenya ownership to French multinational—Orange, which later offloaded its stake to …