Indian-backed cellco Airtel Uganda has announced the launch of a nationwide ‘3.75G’ HSPA+ network. The new platform is capable of providing theoretical maximum download speeds of 21Mbps, and is available in more than 30 towns and cities, with another nine due to come online soon. At launch, the network consisted of 325 base stations, though the operator plans for that number to exceed 400 shortly. In terms of devices, Airtel has a number of dongles, handsets and routers that are compatible with the new platform as well as a tablet computer. A spokesperson for Airtel commented on the launch, emphasising the provider’s focus on delivering high speed services: ‘Fast has become an attitude, especially in business. If you are not fast, you will not survive.’
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