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Airtel Kenya set to roll out eSIM services in Kenya

Mobile network operator Airtel is set to roll out its eSIM services in Kenya.

An invitation to newsrooms for an event tomorrow (23rd February) hints that Airtel Kenya is set to join Jamii Telecommunications Limited, JTL (Faiba) and market leader Safaricom in offering the service.

Safaricom launched its eSIM in mid-2021 while JTL had earlier on in the same year unveiled its eSIM service.

An eSIM is a virtual version of the physical SIM, allowing devices to identify themselves on a network and connect to it digitally.

Devices on offer in the market are increasingly arriving with ready support for eSIM, a departure from the traditional SIM that has dominated the industry for decades.

Apple’s latest iPhones come only with eSIM support in certain markets.

eSIMs can be found in cars, smartwatches, smartphones, tablets, etc.

The “e” in eSIM stands for embedded.

SIM stands for Subscriber Identity Module.



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