Airtel Kenya today commercially launched its 3G Broadband network in Nairobi.The telecommunication company intends shake up prices across Kenya if its business model is a success by having better services for its customers. As part of their investment face in Africa, apart from Nairobi,the company plans to have this service in other towns like North Coast, Kisumu, Nakuru and Naivasha which contributes to 80% of the telecommunication revenue.

The Kenyan market already has Safaricom limited and Orange Kenya as 3G operators with several mobile virtual services piggy backing on on their physical network. Airtel 3G will be available to modems and smartphones and also machine to machine communication for example ATMs.

The lunch of the 3.75G platform promises profound changes to how subscribers in Kenya experience the web on internet enabled devices. This network technology will enhance multimedia functionality, high speed mobile broadband and internet access, allowing users to make video calls, watching TV, and downloading music at 21 Mbps speed.

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First 3.75G network in KenyaPrevious rolled out in the US and Europe3G capability will enable subscribers make video callsAirtel plans to roll out same service in North Coast, Naivasha, Nakuru, Kisumu and Eldoret