Multinational telecommunications service, Airtel has announced it is vesting Sh2.5 Billion to upgrade its 3G and indoor coverage in Kenya.

According to reports, upgrade in the country’s capital, Nairobi, is still in progress, while the those of Mombasa and Kitale are already completed.

“We have invested Sh2.5 billion in this exercise,”

says Airtel Kenya’s managing director, Adil El Youssefi. “The project will increase the reach and coverage of Airtel’s 3G network, enabling our customers take full advantage of what Airtel has to offer.”

Airtel Kenya recently launched the Airtel UnlimiNET, free twitter among other bouquets. Yousseffi adds that the upgrade will give Kenya subscribers a more robust access to the services.

Airtel is looking, on the strength of the current upgrade, to extend 4G LTE services to Kenya, after Airtel Africa launched 4G services in Seychelles and Rwanda last year.

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