Airtel launches HSPA+ in Malawi, Madagascar

23 Jul 2012

Airtel Malawi, a subsidiary of Indian telecoms operator Bharti Airtel, has upgraded parts of its network to HSPA+ technology, boosting the maximum download speed available across its 3.5G infrastructure from 7.2Mbps to 21Mbps. IT News Africa reports that Airtel’s HSPA+ network is currently available in Blantyre, Lilongwe, Mzuzu, Mangochi, Karonga, Kasungu, Salima, Zomba and Kasungu. Alongside the network upgrade in Malawi, Airtel has launched third-generation services over a HSPA+ platform in Madagascar. ‘3.75G technology will give our customers the opportunity to interact with data in a completely different way,’ commented Heiko Schlittke, Airtel Madagascar’s managing director, adding: ‘This is why Airtel doesn’t see 3.75G as a product but a platform that enables customers to have access to data and the internet.’ TeleGeography’s GlobalComms Database states that Airtel Malawi is the country’s largest mobile operator by subscribers with a market share of 58.6% at 31 March 2012, while in Madagascar Airtel’s subsidiary is the smallest of three GSM network operators, with a market share of 30.6%.

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