Safaricom has expanded its 5G coverage to 35 counties across the country, in an effort to empower customers and drive digital transformation.
Among the covered counties are Bomet, Busia, Isiolo, Kitui, Mandera, Migori, Tharaka-Nithi, Trans Nzoia, Homa Bay, West Pokot, Embu, Kirinyaga, Murang’a, and Turkana.
Safaricom CEO Peter Ndegwa said that the 5G bundles and 5G Wi-Fi will enable mobile data customers, homes, and businesses in 5G areas to enjoy superfast connectivity.
He added that Safaricom is 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, and spur economic growth by connecting small businesses to new opportunities.
The company has also established three 5G experience centres in Nairobi in partnership with Huawei to enable Kenyans to experience how 5G can transform homes and businesses.
These centres, located in Safaricom’s Village Market, The Hub, and Buruburu Shops, feature virtual reality gaming zones, demonstrations of smart home and enterprise capabilities, and speed-testing booths.
In addition, Safaricom has reduced the price of 5G Wi-Fi routers by 60%, from KES 25,000 to KES 9,999. Nearly half a million eligible customers will also have the option to sign up for an 18-month contract to receive the router for free.