Nokia and Airtel Kenya indulge in joined forces in a 3-365 days deal to modernize Nairobi with high tempo 4G and 5G-ready hardware.
Deployment, which began in June, will quilt hundreds of net sites and encompass upgrading present 2G, 3G and 4G radio catch entry to community (RAN) protection in city, semi-city, highways, tourist spots and central industrial districts in Nairobi and the the rest of Kenya.
Nokia’s future-proofed community infrastructure will furthermore offer Airtel Kenya the map to smoothly transition to 5G when significant. The upgraded community will suppose enhanced connectivity to customers of Airtel Kenya and catch entry to to original, high-tempo recordsdata services.
“We are in the guts of rolling out our community to make stronger protection along with modernization of our recordsdata community that will reduction us to suppose improved, high-tempo recordsdata services to our customers. This would possibly perhaps well well allow our customers seamless protection enhancing their looking expertise extra,” says P. D. Sarma, CEO of Airtel Kenya.
“We are enraged to accomplice with Nokia on this project. Its technology portfolio improves our community fantastic severely and furthermore enables us to switch to 5G services in the waste.”
Rajiv Aggarwal, Head of CEWA Market Unit at Nokia, believes here’s “a thrilling deal in a thrilling market. We are proud to provide Airtel Kenya with our entire AirScale portfolio and increase the operator with its efforts to suppose the noble most likely connectivity experiences to total-customers in Kenya. In a maturing market, we see ahead to helping Airtel assassinate its approach in the short-term as properly as keep it on the traipse to 5G services.”