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Airtel Africa PLC

25 July 2022

Airtel Africa plc

('Airtel Africa', or the 'Group')

Kenya Spectrum Acquisition

London and Lagos, 25 July 2022: Airtel Africa, a leading provider of telecommunications and mobile money services, with a presence in 14 countries across Africa, today a nnounces that its Kenya subsidiary, Airtel Kenya Networks Limited ('Airtel Kenya'), has purchased 60 MHz of additional spectrum in the 2600 MHz band from the Communications Authority of Kenya, for a gross consideration of $40m.

The licence is valid from July 2022 for a period of 15 years.

This additional spectrum will support our 4G network capacity expansion in the market for both mobile data and fixed wireless home broadband capability, and will allow for future 5G rollout, providing significant capacity to accommodate our continued strong data growth in the country.

Airtel Kenya is one of our largest markets by revenue. This investment reflects our continued confidence in the opportunity inherent in the Kenya market, supporting the local communities and economies through furthering digital inclusion and connectivity.

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Enquiries

 
 Airtel Africa - Investor Relations 
  Pier Falcione                             +44 7446 858 280 
  Morten Singleton                          +44 7464 830 011 
  Investor.relations@africa.airtel.com      +44 207 493 9315 
 
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  Nick Lyon 
  Emily Dillon 
  airtelafrica@hudsonsandler.com          +44 207 796 4133 
 

About Airtel Africa

Airtel Africa is a leading provider of telecommunications and mobile money services, with a presence in 14 countries in Africa, primarily in East Africa and Central and West Africa.

Airtel Africa offers an integrated suite of telecommunications solutions to its subscribers, including mobile voice and data services as well as mobile money services both nationally and internationally.

The Group aims to continue providing a simple and intuitive customer experience through streamlined customer journeys.

www.airtel.africa

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