Airtel Kenya, a prominent telecommunications and mobile money services provider, launched its highly anticipated Airtel 5G network in Kenya.
The Managing Director of Airtel Kenya, Mr. Ashish Malhotra, highlighted the company’s commitment to enabling seamless connectivity through the introduction of this cutting-edge 5G network. Airtel Kenya currently operates over 370 active 5G sites strategically positioned in 16 counties and 180 wards nationwide.
Users will enjoy 10x faster speeds, low latency, and seamless device connectivity with Airtel’s 5G network. The 5G network will revolutionize sectors like smart cities, education, healthcare, Agri-tech, transport, and entertainment, shaping Kenya’s future.
For normal internet users, Airtel’s 5G network provides ultra-fast real-time connectivity. Consequently, users can enjoy seamless experiences for activities such as multiplayer online gaming, live streaming, content uploads and downloads, as well as reliable wireless home internet.This means users can enjoy a smoother and more immersive online experience, with minimal delays and faster data transfer rates. Additionally, businesses relying heavily on web-based applications and virtual meetings will benefit from improved connectivity. This will ultimately lead to increased productivity and efficiency.
Airtel concentrates the 5G network in specific zones like residential areas, malls, hospitals, city centers, and business districts, clearly marked for customer convenience. To utilize the 5G network, customers will need compatible devices capable of connecting to 5G networks.
As part of its commitment to affordability, Airtel Kenya offers competitive prices on 5G Home Broadband for Enterprise and SME Unlimited Packages.The 5G packages include options like 5G Unlimited 10Mbps, 5G Unlimited 30Mbps, and 5G Unlimited 50Mbps, with prices ranging from KES 3,500 to KES 7,500 per month. Individual homes can access volume-based data plans starting from KES 2,999 per month.
The launch of the Airtel 5G network aligns with the company’s comprehensive infrastructure growth plan, aiming to enhance seamless connectivity for all its products while supporting Kenya’s digital innovation and inclusivity goals. Airtel’s commitment to progress, innovation, and empowering the people of Kenya positions them at the forefront of a technological revolution that will transform businesses and industries, unlocking the country’s potential as a digital powerhouse.
Airtel Kenya’s network infrastructure currently covers over 3,200 sites, providing coverage to 89% of all 47 counties. The company plans to roll out an additional 650 sites this year, with 50% already deployed. This expansion marks Airtel Kenya’s largest network rollout in a given year, this further reinforces their dedication to expanding connectivity and ensuring wider access to their services across the country.