Yesterday, Airtel reaffirmed its commitment to Kenya as it announced a Ksh.19 billion investment plan that will be implemented in the next three years. The investment plan will see the company improve its network and improve its CSR. This will ensure the company has the best quality network while giving back to society.
In a statement, the company said,”The investment plan will cover network upgrades for its voice and data services, shops, and brand equity development, customer service quality improvement staff training programs and community development programs across the country.”
Phase one of the program will see change of legacy hardware and expansion or radio network elements resulting in significant improvement of network signals and voice quality for Airtel customers.
Phase two which is currently underway will help Airtel improve data speeds and ensure stable and faster internet services. Airtel will partner with Nokia for this phase to deploy the latest wireless technologies for improved network capacity. Through upgrading its network, the company hopes to be 4G LTE ready by the end of the year (2015).
Besides upgrading its network, Airtel will also invest heavily in community development programs in Kenya. The Airtel Internet for Schools” that has so far connected over 250,000 students in over 130 schools in the country to free internet, ensuring access and use learning materials and content online to augment their knowledge and potential for personal success.