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Airtel Kenya Rolls Out 5G Network to 32 Counties

Move seeks to enhance internet connectivity by offering high speed, low latency, and seamless connection of several devices

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Airtel Networks Kenya Limited, a leading provider of voice, data and SMS services is rolling out additional 100 5G sites across the country before the end of the year. The move seeks to enhance internet connectivity by offering them high speed, low latency, and seamless connection of several devices, stepping up competition against its rival, Safaricom.

The roll out of the new 5G sites will increase from 180 wards to 221 wards and, from 15 counties to 32 counties. After the rollout, Airtel’s 5G presence will be in: Nairobi, Kiambu, Mombasa, Nakuru, Uasin Gishu, Machakos, Kisumu, Kilifi, Kajiado, Kwale, Kakamega, Bomet, Embu, Homabay, Kericho, Kirinyaga, Laikipia, Meru, Busia, Garissa, Migori, Bungoma, Muranga, Kisii, Kitui, Makueni, Taita Taveta, Tana River, Nyamira, Nyeri, Siaya and Nyandarua.

Progressively, Airtel says it will continue to roll out the 5G network sites
to ensure the ultimate presence in all counties. This is to enable more Kenyan individuals, homes, and businesses to enjoy the limitless possibilities brought forth by the 5G network.

“The 5G network is more about faster internet, connecting people, businesses, and communities in ways that were once unimaginable. Our commitment to innovation and connectivity remains unwavering, and we’re excited to be a part of this new era of possibilities,” said Airtel Kenya Managing Director, Ashish Malhotra.

On 6th July 2023, Airtel Kenya announced the launch of its 5G network in Kenya rolling out 372 sites then and committed to further expanding its 5G footprint across the country. With the additional sites Airtel aims to have more customers onboard on the 5G network.

As the number of subscribers with access to 5G devices continues soaring, Airtel has ensured that Kenyans can access 5G services by offering them the 5G Home Broadband routers for businesses and homes. With the 5G routers, Enterprises and SMEs can access the 5G network with an unlimited package that goes for as low as Ksh3,500 per month.

The 5G packages include 5G Unlimited 10Mbps at Ksh3,500, 5G Unlimited 30Mbps at Ksh5,500 and 5G Unlimited 50Mbps at Ksh7,500 per month, respectively. There are also volume-based data plans for individual homes available from Ksh2,999.

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Bill Yaura is a Correspondent for Business Today. He can be reached on email: [email protected]
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