Airtel Kenya is seeking to expand its network coverage by adding 349 new sites by the close of the year. The company notes that an additional 300 sites are also in the pipeline as it seeks to to meet the growing demand for data services in the country.
Currently, Airtel Kenya’s network infrastructure spans over 3200 sites, covering 89% of the country across all 47 counties.
“At Airtel, we are driven by a relentless commitment to continuous expansion and innovation. Our goal is not only to exceed customer expectations in the present but also to propel them into a future they have only begun to imagine.” Mr. Sunil Bharti Mittal, Chairman of Bharti Airtel, said during a press conference recently held at its Airtel Offices in Nairobi.
“With every step, we take to advance our network infrastructure and capabilities, we aim to bridge the digital divide, empowering individuals, businesses, and communities. We understand that the needs of our customers are ever-evolving, and we are dedicated to staying one step ahead, anticipating their desires and providing solutions that surpass their dreams,” he added.
Recognizing the challenges faced by customers in areas with poor network connectivity, Airtel Kenya says it has embraced technologies and innovations to enhance connectivity, improve service quality, and provide a reliable network. These include the deployment of LTE on the 2600Mhz band for capacity expansion and future 5G rollout, the launch of VOLTE and Esim and the introduction of small cell/street solutions in densely populated areas such as in the Eastland areas.
“We are committed to providing our customers with a network that reaches every corner of Kenya,” said Mr. Olusegun Ogunsanya, Group CEO of Airtel Africa. “Our network expansion efforts are driven by the goal of delivering an exceptional data experience to all our customers, regardless of their location. We are constantly investing in new technologies and innovations to enhance connectivity, improve service quality, and deliver on our promise of seamless communication.”
While the network expansion plans will contribute to an improved market position, the company adds that remains committed to offering competitive pricing and tariff plans to ensure its services remain accessible to all Kenyans.