Airtel to provide fastest mobile Internet speeds with 3.75G launch in Malawi

Minister of Information Moses Kunkuyu described the upgrade as a revolution to mobile internet users

Malawi’s leading Mobile phone giant , Airtel ( on Wednesday announced the introduction of the fastest speed and most widely covered mobile Internet with the launch of its 3.75G platform in the country. This is an upgrade from the current 3G data service   to a 3.75G network –  , a third generation  mobile network which offers fastest  information transfer.


Speaking during the launch of the  3.75G network infrastructure in Blantyre, on Wednesday this week,  minister of Information and Civic Education, Moses Kunkuyu  described the upgrade as a revolution to mobile internet users as  they will now  access information  on their handsets and other mobile devices even faster than before .

Kunkuyu noted that issues of internet are no longer a luxury, but rather a necessity.

“Internet is proving to be a focal point of any aspect of development in the world  hence the need to make it easily accessible through such latest technologies which improve internet speeds even in Malawi” Kunkuyu observed.

The minister then commended Airtel for extending 3.75G services even to other districts in Malawi other than just concentrating in the main cities.  Blantyre, Lilongwe, Mzuzu, Mangochi, Karonga, Kasungu, Salima, Zomba and Kasungu have 3.75G coverage.

In his remarks, Airtel Malawi’s Managing Director Saulos Chilima explained that the upgrade  to 3.75G means Airtel will now provide the fastest data speeds in the country. Airtel will offer maximum internet speeds of up to 21Mbps (megabits per second) from the current maximum of 7.2Mbps, The improved technology will allow users to make video calls, fast download of movies and music , watch live streaming of events, fast uploads and downloads of information, fast access to social media pages and mails from their mobile devices.

Chilima said that this data service being offered from the 3.75G  network infrastructure  is not only the widest and largest  in Malawi but is also the best and most affordable  in the country.  He urged Malawians to take advantage of the company’s current data service  . He also said that the relaunch and upgrade of its data service augurs well with Airtel’s promise  of giving its customers the best  mobile telecommunication can offer.

Airtel has invested US$5.2m to upgrade its network infrastructure to 3.75G.The company’s 3.75 G network upgrade comes just a few months after Airtel Malawi was awarded the  Best Mobile Data Operator accolade in Southern and East Africa in December 2011 by the African Telecom People.

Distributed by the African Press Organization on behalf of Bharti Airtel Limited. 


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Airtel to provide fastest mobile Internet speeds with 3.75G launch in Malawi