Airtel has taken its 3.75G Internet service to Uganda, a move expected to enable East Africans to enjoy faster browsing and download speeds at reasonable prices.
“This is in line with our goal of becoming Africa’s most loved brand; We are going to ensure consistent experience of fastest Internet countrywide not only in Kampala because we are also backed by some of the biggest names in blue chip companies like IBM, Nokia and Siemens,” said Levy Nyakundi, Airtel Uganda’s Marketing manager.
The 3.75G service comes with enhanced multimedia functionality, fast mobile broadband and Internet access, spread across the nation in over 325 3G sites.
The service will also give customers speeds of up to 21Mbps with Nyakundi saying, “Fast has become an attitude, especially in business. If you are not fast, you will not survive.”
Airtel Uganda’s managing director VG Somasekhar said the company does not see 3G as a product but as a platform that enables the community to expand its social and commercial horizons, alongside the rest of the world.
“The launch of 3.75 G is just one of the ways Airtel Uganda delivers on its promise of providing its subscribers with quality and innovative products and services,” Somasekhar said.
Airtel entered the Ugandan market two years ago. With the launch of the 3.75G service, this brings its investment into the country’s telecommunication industry to US$ 130 million, from its initial promise of investing US$ 100 million during its launch.