Airtel launches its first 4G service in Africa

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Airtel has launched first 4G services in Seychelles the service on a state-of-the-art network based on FD-LTE, amongst the first countries in sub Saharan Africa to commercially deploy this cutting edge technology.

The infrastructure is a new, nationwide LTE (Long Term Evolution) 800 MHz network, which will more than meet the growing customer demand for mobile broadband services, whilst delivering superior network performance. The network is expected to cover 10,000 LTE subscribers in the first phase and will greatly enhance connectivity giving Airtel’s customers an improved smartphone experience, with faster web browsing, downloads and improved quality of service.

The deployment of the next generation mobile network across the Seychelles will enable an enhanced mobile experience and reliable services; and will facilitate new and exciting opportunities for businesses, the society and the people in the country. The move is therefore a major milestone for sychelles and Airtel in Africa already having the continent’s widest 3G footprint, being present in 17 countries.

This is Airtel’s first commercial LTE network in Africa. Besides offering rich content, Airtel’s 4G will allow superfast access to High Definition (HD) video streaming, multiple chatting, instant uploading of photos and much more.

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