Safaricom, a leading mobile network provider in Kenya, has announced that it has expanded its 5G coverage to 28 towns in 21 counties, allowing its customers to experience superfast internet connectivity on their mobile devices and in their homes and businesses.
Safaricom has also introduced 5G data bundles that offer ultra-fast browsing speeds, ranging from 400Mbps to 700Mbps, to over 400,000 customers using 5G smartphones. These bundles are customized based on usage and are available through Tunukiwa, the MySafaricom app, Safaricom.com, and USSD *444# or *544#.
According to Peter Ndegwa, CEO of Safaricom, the company is committed to bridging the digital divide in underserved communities, providing access to critical services such as healthcare, and boosting economic growth by connecting small businesses to new opportunities. By expanding its 5G coverage, Safaricom is enhancing Kenya’s best internet network and empowering its customers to explore the possibilities of 5G.
Safaricom is also providing 5G Wi-Fi to home and enterprise customers in 5G zones. Customers can check for available 5G zones or get 5G Wi-Fi by visiting https://internet.safaricom.co.ke/5g-wireless/coverage.
To showcase the transformative potential of 5G for homes and businesses, Safaricom, in partnership with Huawei, has set up three 5G experience centers in Nairobi. These centers feature virtual reality gaming zones, demonstrations of smart capabilities for homes and businesses, and speed-testing booths.
Safaricom became the first mobile service provider in Kenya to launch 5G in October 2022. Since then, its 5G coverage has expanded from 11 towns to 28 towns in 21 counties, including Nairobi, Mombasa, Kisumu, and other major cities.
Over the years, Safaricom has invested heavily in its network infrastructure, and its 2G, 3G, 4G, and 5G networks now cover 97% of Kenya’s population. Additionally, its fiber network has passed more than 450,000 homes and businesses.