Safaricom, the leading telecommunications company in Kenya, has today announced the expansion of its Safaricom 5G coverage to 28 towns across 21 counties in the country.
The move is part of Safaricom’s ongoing efforts to provide fast, reliable, and affordable internet connectivity to its customers across the country.
New personalized Safaricom 5G data bundles
To cater to its 400,000 5G smartphone users, Safaricom also launched personalized Safaricom 5G data bundles that facilitate high-speed browsing, with typical speeds ranging between 400Mbps and 700Mbps.
These bundles are customized based on usage patterns and can be accessed through Tunukiwa via the MySafaricom app, Safaricom.com, or USSD codes *444# and *544#.
“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 Peter Ndegwa, CEO, Safaricom PLC.
Safaricom customers residing in 5G areas, both households and businesses, can also access the 5G network via 5G Wi-Fi. Customers who want to know the availability of 5G zones or want to obtain 5G Wi-Fi can visit the URL https://internet.safaricom.co.ke/5g-wireless/coverage.
Safaricom partners with Huawei
Safaricom has teamed up with Huawei to establish three 5G experience centers in Nairobi, aimed at demonstrating how 5G technology can revolutionize homes and businesses.
These centers, situated in Safaricom’s Village Market, The Hub, and Buruburu Shops, feature virtual reality gaming areas, displays of intelligent functionalities for households and enterprises, and speed-testing booths.
The primary objective of these centers is to provide Kenyans with a firsthand experience of 5G’s capabilities.
Safaricom was the first telco in Kenya to to launch 5G back in October, 2022 after months of testing. Since then, Safaricom’s 5G coverage has increased from 11 towns to 28 towns 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 Counties.