Airtel Africa Announces Kenya Spectrum Acquisition
Airtel Africa today announces that its Kenya subsidiary, Airtel Kenya Networks Limited has purchased 60 MHz of additional spectrum in the 2600 MHz band from the Communications Authority of Kenya, for a gross consideration of $40 million.
In a statement filed with the Nigerian stock market regulator, the company, a leading provider of telecommunications and mobile money services, said the licence is valid from July 2022 for a period of 15 years.
At a market value of more than N6 trillion, Airtel Africa is the most valuable brand on the Nigerian bourse, after its shares buy back from non-controlling interest from local investors.
“This additional spectrum will support our 4G network capacity expansion in the market for both mobile data and fixed wireless home broadband capability, and will allow for future 5G rollout, providing significant capacity to accommodate our continued strong data growth in the country”, it said.
The telecom company said Airtel Kenya is one of its largest markets by revenue.
“This investment reflects our continued confidence in the opportunity inherent in the Kenya market, supporting the local communities and economies through furthering digital inclusion and connectivity”, the statement said. #Airtel Africa Announces Kenya Spectrum Acquisition