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Airtel has launched the 3.75G platform in Rwanda, promising changes as to how users experience the web on Internet-enabled devices. The improved technology will enhance multimedia functionality, high speed mobile broadband and Internet access; allowing users to make video calls, watch live TV, send and receive emails and download music from the devices.

 

This is the latest global HSPA+ technology with up to 21 Mbps speed, also being rolled out in Europe and the USA. “The technology on our 3.75G network will give our customers the opportunity to interact with data in a different way,” says Marcellin Paluku, country manager, Airtel Rwanda.

 

“This is why Airtel doesn’t see 3G as a product but a platform that enables the community to expand its social and commercial horizons, alongside the rest of the world.” The 3.75G platform will allow Airtel customers to have fast access to the Internet for social networking, creating, accessing and sharing learning content like e-books and music.

 

For the small and medium business, it will enable the entrepreneur to embrace a highly mobile way of working with high speed access to email and Internet. The initiative will allow large companies to increase productivity through enhanced mobile Internet speeds. Airtel has teamed up with Ericsson to ensure seamless upgrade of the existing network to the 3.75G network.

 

"Mobile broadband is key to realizing a networked society," says Lars Linden, head of Ericsson sub Saharan Africa. “The new technology will enable Airtel to provide its customers with quality browsing experience.” The new 3.75G network will initially be available to Airtel customers in Kigali, but will become available to other parts of the country shortly. v

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