Kenyan telecoms operator Safaricom has increased coverage of its 5G networks to 28 towns across 21 counties, enabling mobile customers to access higher data speeds while also extending availability for home and business customers. The firm says it has also introduced 5G data bundles to enable its more than 400,000 customers using 5G-capable smartphones to browse at typical speeds of between 400Mbps and 700Mbps. Safaricom launched 5G services for home and business customers in October 2022 and since then coverage has increased from eleven towns to 28 spread across 21 counties, including Nairobi, Kiambu, Mombasa, Kisumu, Uasin Gishu, Nakuru, Garissa, Kajiado, Kisii Machakos, Kakamega, Kilifi, Siaya, Kericho, Kwale, Laikipia, Marsabit, Meru, Narok, Nyeri and Vihiga.
‘As a digital lifestyle enabler, we are excited about a 5G future, which makes it possible to close the digital divide in underserved communities, provide access to critical services such as healthcare or spur economic growth by connecting small businesses to new opportunities. By increasing 5G coverage, we are enhancing Kenya’s best internet network and empowering our customers to start exploring the possibilities of 5G,’ said Safaricom CEO Peter Ndegwa.
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