Safaricom has significantly reduced the price of 5G Wi-Fi routers. Cash customers can now purchase the 5G router at KES 9,999, a 60% reduction from the original price of KES 25,000. Additionally, nearly half a million eligible customers have the option to receive the router for free by signing up for an 18-month contract.
Safaricom has also expanded its 5G coverage to selected towns across 35 counties. This move is part of Safaricom’s ongoing efforts to empower its customers with superfast internet for their homes, businesses, and on-the-go.
To encourage the uptake of 5G,
Safaricom has also increased the data volumes for its Home Consumer packages:
- 400GB for KES 3,499
- 800GB for KES 5,999
- 1500GB for KES 9,999
For businesses, Safaricom offers unlimited packages starting at KES 4,000 for a speed of 10 Mbps.
Peter Ndegwa, CEO of Safaricom PLC, expressed his excitement about the future of 5G. He stated that increasing 5G coverage enhances Kenya’s best internet network and empowers customers to explore the possibilities of 5G.
In October 2022, Safaricom became the first service provider in Kenya to launch 5G. Since then, coverage has expanded to select towns across 35 counties. New counties with select towns now having access to 5G include Bomet, Busia, Isiolo, Kitui, Mandera, Migori, Tharaka-Nithi, Trans Nzoia, Homa Bay, West Pokot, Embu, Kirinyaga, Muranga and Turkana.
To showcase how 5G can transform homes and businesses, Safaricom has partnered with Huawei to set up three 5G experience centres in Nairobi. These centres feature virtual reality gaming zones, smart-capabilities showcases for homes and enterprises, and speed-testing booths.
Safaricom also offers 5G data bundles to enable its over half a million customers using 5G smartphones to browse at ultra-fast speeds. New 5G customers can redeem a free 5GB bundle on MySafaricom App.
Customers can check available 5G zones or get a 5G Wi-Fi router by visiting Safaricom’s website.
Over the years, Safaricom has consistently invested in its network. Its combined coverage of 2G, 3G, 4G and now 5G reaches an impressive 97% of Kenya’s population. Furthermore, its fibre network has reached more than 450,000 homes and businesses.