“The 3.75G technology will give our customers the opportunity to interact with data in a different way,” Mr Philip Sowah, Managing Director of Airtel Ghana, said at the launch.
“This is why Airtel doesn’t see the 3.75G as a product but a platform that enables the community to expand its social and commercial horizons, alongside the rest of the world,” he added.
Airtel, which was the first telecommunication company to launch the 3G service in Ghana, said the launch of the 3.75G platform “promised profound” changes to how subscribers would experience the web on internet-enabled devices.
The Airtel 3.75G is the latest global HSPA+ technology with 21mbps, also being rolled out in Europe and the USA. HSPA+, Evolved High-Speed Packet Access, is a technical standard for wireless, broadband telecommunication.
Main One Cable, the first submarine cable company offering open access, wholesale broadband capacity in West Africa, which provides Airtel with cables for its operations, lauded Airtel for taking this step.
“I do know that Airtel’s 3.75G is indeed fast and it is an improvement over the 3G service they were the first to launch in Ghana,” Mr Joseph Odoi, Country Manager of Main One Cables said.