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Safaricom Expands 5G Coverage Across Kenya

Safaricom (NSE: SCOM), a leading communication company in Kenya, has recently increased its 5G coverage in 28 towns across 21 counties. This expansion enables its customers to experience superfast internet connectivity both on the move and at their homes or businesses.

Additionally, Safaricom has introduced personalized 5G data bundles for over 400,000 customers using 5G smartphones. These data bundles offer typical speeds of 400Mbps to 700Mbps and are available on Tunukiwa via MySafaricom App, Safaricom.com, and USSD *444# or *544#.

The CEO of Safaricom PLC, Peter Ndegwa, expressed excitement about the potential impact of 5G technology in closing the digital divide, providing access to essential services such as healthcare, and connecting small businesses to new opportunities.

Furthermore, Safaricom’s commitment to enhancing Kenya’s best internet network is evident through its investment in increasing 5G coverage. With this expansion, Safaricom’s customers can start exploring the possibilities of 5G by taking advantage of the tailored 5G data bundles.

Those residing or having businesses in areas with 5G coverage can also relish the network via 5G Wi-Fi.

Customers can visit https://internet.safaricom.co.ke/5g-wireless/coverage to check available 5G zones or get 5G Wi-Fi. To showcase the transformative power of 5G, Safaricom, in partnership with Huawei, has set up three 5G experience centers in Nairobi.

These centers provide virtual reality gaming zones, demonstrations of smart capabilities for homes and businesses, and speed-testing booths.

Safaricom’s investment in its network is evident, with its 2G, 3G, 4G and 5G in aggregate covering 97% of Kenya’s population. Moreover, its fiber network has passed over 450,000 homes and businesses.

This investment in network infrastructure illustrates Safaricom’s commitment to providing its customers with reliable and fast internet connectivity.

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