Nokia says it has been selected by African mobile operator, Airtel Kenya in a three-year deal to modernize Nairobi with high speed 4G and 5G-ready hardware from its comprehensive AirScale portfolio.
In a joint statement, they said the upgraded network will deliver enhanced connectivity to customers of Airtel Kenya and access to new, high-speed data services.
According to the deal which will be executed from June, Nokia will supply Airtel Kenya with its AirScale Single RAN (S-RAN) portfolio for both indoor and outdoor coverage, including base stations and radio access products.
D. Sarma, CEO, Airtel Kenya, said they are in the midst of rolling out their network to enhance coverage along with modernization of Its data network to deliver improved, high-speed data services to our customers.
“This will allow our customers seamless coverage enhancing their browsing experience further. We are excited to partner with Nokia on this project. Its technology portfolio improves our network quality considerably and also allows us to move to 5G services in the future.”