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Airtel Kenya Gets First New SIM Numbers From Communications Authority of Kenya



Airtel Kenya has won over their main competitor telco giant Safaricom after they were given the first prefix numbers by Communications Authority of Kenya. Airtel customer will now have new mobile numbers bearing the new 01 prefixes.

This comes months after CA rolled out new numbers and Airtel Kenya was offered three million of the new numbers. Bharti Airtel Limited an Indian global telecommunications services company based in Delhi, India the owners of Airtel Kenya will be the first telco to roll out new prefix number series of 0100, 0101 and 0102 to their customers.

Airtel’s main competitor Safaricom had applied for the same but was allocated two million lines with the prefixes 0110 and 0111. The move by the CA was necessitated by the exhaustion of existing prefixes including 0722, 0723, 0733 and 0734.

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Airtel Kenya CEO Prasanta Das Sarma urged subscribers to take advantage and be the first ones to have access to the new numbers by registering with Airtel.

“We are glad to be the first telco to roll out the new prefix numbers and we urge Kenyans looking for new connections to visit any of our SIM selling outlets or Airtel shops and get their new numbers,” Mr. Sarma said.

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