Safaricom expanded its 5G network in Kenya to 21 counties where around 400,000 subscribers are now able to tap into speeds between 400Mbps to 700MMbps.
In a statement, Safaricom CEO Pete Ndegwa said: "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."
Safaricom worked with vendor partner Huawei to set up three 5G experience centres in Nairobi to inform Kenyans on the benefits of 5G connections, through use cases such as VR gaming, smart home and enterprise features, and speed test booths.
The operator launched 5G five months ago in October 2022 and has since expanded coverage from 11 towns to 28. The counties that can now tap into a 5G signal are as follows: Nairobi, Kiambu, Mombasa, Kisumu, Uasin Gishu, Nakuru, Garissa, Kajiado, Kisii Machakos, Kakamega, Kilifi, Siaya, Kericho, Kwale, Laikipia, Marsabit, Meru, Narok, Nyeri and Vihiga.