Airtel Kenya has stated that it was working to improve the quality of its 3.75G network performance in the capital, Nairobi, as part of the company’s overall push to increase the productivity of its network and increase speed of browsing for its customers.
The telecommunications company said that the goal was “to provide a stronger signal and faster data speeds to its customers.”
The statement comes as Airtel Kenya has promised its users that it would be increasing its overall effort to increase performance and reduce downtime for users, who have complained of poor connectivity in recent months.
Airtel Kenya confirmed that the upgrades that have been discussed have already begun to take form in Nairobi.
“The project involves a UMTS 900 MHz spectrum upgrade to significantly enhance indoor coverage penetration and improve data quality,” the company said in their statement.
It comes on the heels of February announcements that Airtel Kenya had invested some KES 2.5 billion to upgrade its network in Mombasa and Kitale, with Nairobi next on the map for expansion.
While no date for completion has been announced, the company is partnering with Nokia Networks on the project and says completion is “due to be completed soon.”