The company says the upgrades of all sites in Mombasa and Kitale townships have been completed and Nairobi’s upgrade has already commenced.
The upgrade process will be assisted by Nokia Networks.
With the growing demand for data services, alongside the increasing proliferation of smartphones, the UMTS 900 Mhz spectrum upgrade project is set to enhance indoor coverage penetration and improve data quality for Airtel 3G network users, the company said.
“We have invested 2.5 billion shillings in this exercise and plan to continue investing significantly in the network to provide our customers with the best possible user experience across the country. The project will increase the reach and coverage of Airtel’s 3G network, enabling our users to take full advantage of what Airtel has to offer.” said Airtel Kenya’s Managing Director, Mr. Adil El Youssefi.
The upgrade is also making Airtel Kenya’s network 4G LTE ready.