airtelnewlogoAirtel has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Kenya Airways to launch a Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO) for the airline.

The MoU agreement is expected to see Airtel Kenya provide network infrastructure services to the East African airline.

The Mobile Virtual Network Operator will provide mobile services for Kenya Airways such as customer registration, SIM card issuance, billing and customer care to end users.

“At Kenya Airways, we are now moving towards a strategic direction that affords us an opportunity to meet our guests’ needs aboard our aircrafts and also extend the same brand value to their communication needs through an affordable option.” said Titus Naikuni, the Kenya Airways chief executive officer and managing director.

“Through this partnership with Airtel, we are optimistic that our guests will soon be enjoying a service that allows them better calling rates while in Kenya or roaming within the wide Airtel network.” he added.

The MVNO services will run on the unused capacity on its network, ensuring that it maintains seamless quality experience to consumers.

Source: ITweb Africa