Airtel became the second telco operator in Kenya to roll out its next-generation 5G mobile phone network.
Airtel joins Safaricom which launched its 5G network in 2022.
“Today marks a significant milestone as we proudly introduce our 5G network, a state-of-the-art infrastructure that provides data speeds up to 10 times faster than 4G, incredibly low latency, and the ability to seamlessly connect billions of devices. Airtel 5G will revolutionize various sectors, such as smart cities, education, healthcare, Agri-tech, transport systems, entertainment, and more, shaping the future of Kenya,” said Airtel Kenya Managing Director Ashish Malhotra.
Airtel launched its highly anticipated 5G network in Kenya spanning across 16 counties and 180 wards with over 370 plus 5G sites. pic.twitter.com/IZUhUD93lt
— Airtel Kenya (@AIRTEL_KE) July 7, 2023
5G networks are the next generation of wireless technology, promising faster speeds, lower latency, and increased capacity compared to previous generations.
The Airtel 5G network is available across 16 counties, comprising 370 active sites spread across 180 wards.
“Our 5G launch positions Airtel at the forefront of a technological revolution that exemplifies our dedication to progress, innovation, and empowering our people. The benefits that will transform businesses and industries will create opportunities to further unlock Kenya’s potential,” added Anthony Shiner, Airtel Africa Chief Commercial Officer.
In addition, the telco introduced 5G Home Broadband plans for businesses, including Enterprise and SME Unlimited Packages.
These plans offer different speeds, such as 10Mbps, 30Mbps, and 50Mbps, with prices ranging from KES 3,500 to KES 7,500. Airtel has also launched volume-based data plans for individual homes, starting at KES 2,999. Customers can continue to use their existing 4G bundles on the new 5G network.
Prices for Unlimited Airtel 5G
|PLAN||SPEED||MONTHLY PRICE (KES)|
|5G Unlimited 10Mbps||10 Mbps||3,500|
|5G Unlimited 30Mbps||30 Mbps||5,500|
|5G Unlimited 50Mbps||50 Mbps||7,500|