With Airtel Kenya launching its 4G network, the number of telecommunication service providing companies currently offering the network has risen to four alongside Safaricom, Jamii Telecommunication and Telkom.
Airtel joins the league after Safaricom and Telkom launched their 4G Network last year after the high-speed network underwent testing a good part of last year and the beginning of this year.
With over 60 percent of Kenyans being smartphone owners, the company’s management states that it has witnessed up to 50 percent growth in terms of data usage in their network attributing the fact to their unique data bundle provisions such as the Airtel Unliminet.
The group CEO Prasanta Das Sarma said their aim was to improve on their service delivery to ensure service delivery now that two thirds of their customers are active internet subscribers. Airtel customers can now dial *100# and follow the appropriate procedures to upgrade their sim cards into 4G enabled or equally purchase a new 4G enabled Sim.
The 4G network is currently available in Nairobi and Mombasa and their environs. Other parts of the country will also be able to access the network in the course of the year.
With Airtel launching their 4G network, OPPO which is one of the first rising phone companies in the Kenyan has also launched their new product into the market. The new OPPO F7 has a 25MP Selfie Camera alongside a 16MP rear/main camera. With a 4Gb RAM and 64 GB Internal storage, OPPO F7 is arguably one of the best phones currently in the Kenyan market especially for the middle ass earning citizens. It will retail at Ksh. 35,990
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MediaTek Helio P60 Processor
Android 8. 1 Oreo with ColorOS 5. 0