Airtel Kenya has revealed a positive development that will benefit its customer base, as it moves forward with plans to lower excise duty rates on its telecommunication services.
The company issued a statement on Tuesday, sharing its intention to revise the rates, which will take effect from August 1, 2023. As part of this initiative, Airtel Kenya will reduce the existing excise duty from 20 percent to 15 percent for voice calls, data usage, and SMS services.
While this reduction in excise duty will be applicable to voice, data, and SMS services, Airtel money services will not be impacted, and the transaction charges will remain unchanged.
The telecommunications provider expressed gratitude for the continued support of its valued customers and reaffirmed its position as the most affordable network, offering competitive rates for voice, data, SMS, and Airtel money services.
Earlier in June, Airtel Kenya had announced its ambitious network expansion plans to cater to the growing demand for data services across the country. Notably, the company became one of the pioneers to launch 5G services in Kenya, alongside Safaricom.
According to Ashish Malhotra, the Managing Director of Airtel Kenya, the telco currently operates over 370 active 5G sites spanning 16 counties and 180 wards, delivering data speeds up to 10 times faster than 4G and ensuring seamless connectivity for a wide range of devices. This advancement further solidifies Airtel Kenya’s commitment to providing cutting-edge technology and enhancing the overall digital experience for its customers nationwide.