Airtel Africa has announced that its Kenya subsidiary, Airtel Kenya Networks Limited (‘Airtel Kenya’), has purchased 60 MHz of additional spectrum in the 2600 MHz band from the Communications Authority of Kenya, for a gross consideration of $40 million (Ksh4.7 billion).
The licence is valid from July 2022 for a period of 15 years.
This additional spectrum will support Airtel’s 4G network capacity expansion in the market for both mobile data and fixed wireless home broadband capability and will allow for future 5G rollout.
“Airtel Kenya is one of our largest markets by revenue. This investment reflects our continued confidence in the opportunity inherent in the Kenya market, supporting the local communities and economies through furthering digital inclusion and connectivity,” the telco said in a statement.
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