Over 600 sites are now 5G-ready in Nairobi, Mombasa and Malindi, according to Airtel Kenya managing director Prasanta Das Sarma.
In an interview with a local daily, Prasanta said that the deployment of 5G-ready networks would help it capitalize on the rising mobile Internet demand in the country.
“These 600 sites are now 5G-ready. We don’t have to make any further modifications to the network. We will just get the spectrum and decide when to switch on,” Prasanta told journalists.
The 5G handsets, he said are very costly adding that a reasonable price will start coming in one and a half to two years.
“That is the time we feel we will be able to switch on our 5G network. But if things happen faster, we are ready for it.”