India’s Bharti Airtel continues its move into Africa, launching a 3.75G platform in Zambia to give users high speed broadband Internet on their mobile phones. The new service will also allow users watch television and make video calls on their hand devices, the company said on Tuesday.
“3.75G technology will give our customers the opportunity to interact with data in a different way,” said Fayaz King, managing director, Airtel, Zambia.
“This is why Airtel doesn’t see 3.75G as a product but a platform that enables the community to expand its social and commercial horizons, alongside the rest of the world,” he added.
The company said the technology used to usher in 3.75G was the fastest available and will be enormously beneficial for a variety of users. It offers speeds of up to 21 megabytes per second (mbps) and is similar to those being rolled out in Europe and the US.