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Airtel takes on Safaricom with extensive 5G rollout to 32 Counties in Kenya

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Airtel Kenya is rolling out additional 100 5G sites across the country before the end of the year, in a quest to enhance internet connectivity to Airtel customers across the country by offering them high speed, low latency, and seamless connection of several devices, as characterised by the revolutionary technology of the 5G network.

The roll out of the new 5G sites will increase from 180 wards to 221 wards and, from 15 counties to 32 counties just three counties short of Safaricom which recently felt the need to slash the price of 5G Wi-Fi routers to spur 5G uptake and remain competitive as Airtel plays catch up.

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With these rollout, Airtel’s 5G presence will be in: Nairobi, Kiambu, Mombasa, Nakuru, Uasin Gishu, Machakos, Kisumu, Kilifi, Kajiado, Kwale, Kakamega, Bomet, Embu, Homabay, Kericho, Kirinyaga, Laikipia, Meru, Busia, Garissa, Migori, Bungoma, Muranga, Kisii, Kitui, Makueni, Taita Taveta, Tana River, Nyamira, Nyeri, Siaya and Nyandarua.

Airtel adds that it shall continue to roll out the 5G network sites to ensure the ultimate presence in all counties. The Airtel 5G offers 5G Home Broad Band for Enterprise and SME Unlimited Packages for as low as Ksh 3,500 per month. The 5G packages include 5G Unlimited 10Mbps at Ksh 3,500, 5G Unlimited 30Mbps at Ksh 5,500 and 5G Unlimited 50Mbps at Ksh7,500 per month, respectively. There are also volume-based data plans for individual homes available from Ksh 2,999.

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” The 5G network is more about faster internet, connecting people, businesses, and communities in ways that were once unimaginable. Our commitment to innovation and connectivity remains unwavering, and we’re excited to be a part of this new era of possibilities.” Said Airtel Kenya Managing Director, Ashish Malhotra.

On 6th July 2023, Airtel Kenya announced the launch of its 5G network in Kenya rolling out 372 sites then and committed to further expanding its 5G footprint across the country.  With the additional sites Airtel aims to have more customers onboard on the 5G network.

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As the number of subscribers with access to 5G devices continues soaring, Airtel has ensured that Kenyans can access 5G services by offering them the 5G Home Broadband routers for businesses and homes. With the 5G routers, Enterprises and SMEs can access the 5G network with an unlimited package that goes for as low as Ksh 3,500 per month.

SafaricomAirtel Kenya
Bomet Bomet
IsioloNot Yet
ManderaNot Yet
Tharaka-NithiNot Yet
Trans NzoiaNot Yet
Homa BayHomabay
West PokotNot Yet
TurkanaNot Yet
Kiambu Kiambu
Uasin GishuUasin Gishu
Siaya Siaya
MarsabitNot Yet
NarokNot Yet
VihigaNot Yet
Not YetBungoma
Not YetMakueni
Not YetTaita Taveta,
Not Yet Nyandarua.
Not Yet Tana River
Not Yet Nyamira
5G Coverage by telco
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