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Airtel Partner Ericsson to Modernize Kenya’s 4G Network

Airtel and Ericsson have partnered to modernize its Airtel's 4G network in Kenya. The deal in August 2020 aims to enhance the quality of the network's voice and data services by leveraging Ericsson’s Radio System and Packet Core solutions.

Reports claim that this project is also expected to prepare Kenya for 5G adoption.

Airtel and Ericsson Teams Announcing The Deal. Photo Credit: Prompt News
“Robust and secure communications are an essential component of a digital society in Kenya. We are firmly anchored to the strategy of delivering reliable connections across the country and are looking forward to expanding the high-quality mobile broadband services to our subscribers,” says Prasanta Das Sarma, CEO of Airtel Kenya.

Fadi Pharaon, President of Ericsson Middle East and Africa, says, “Together with Airtel, we will implement this project that aims to establish an advanced LTE network in Kenya, providing Airtel’s customers an enriched experience – both in the consumer and business segments.”

Kenya In Focus:

Population - 52.6 million (Compared to South Africa's 59.6 million)

GDP: $95.5 billion (Compared to South Africa's $369.85 billion)

GDP Per Capita: $1,750 (Compared to South Africa's $6,193)