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Airtel partners with Equity Bank and Kenya Airways to offer mobile virtual network operator services

28, Aug 2014

Mobile phone companies in Kenya are expected to benefit from more spectrum, allowing them to roll out the 4G network and broadband services. This will happen next year when the county migrates from the analogue to digital TV broadcasting. A worldwide deadline of June 2015 has been put for this migration to be completed. Pressure has been piling on communication authority of Kenya to provide more spectrum as the 4g network projects for orange, Airtel and Safaricom remain on the launch pad for months. Airtel Kenya in particular says more spectrum will be a key turning point for the company as it takes competition to Safaricom. Airtel has partnered with the likes of equity bank and Kenya airways to be the carrier following the issuance of mobile virtual network operator licenses. The operator is also pushing for the regulator to issue guidelines for infrastructure sharing in remote areas which it believes will level the playing field in the industry. Airtel Kenya managing director Adil el