Kenyan's telecommunication giant, SafaricomPLC, on Thursday launched a 5G network in Kenya, becoming the first telco company to unveil fast and reliable internet connectivity in Kenya and around the region
Safaricom has noted that a section of its customers can now enjoy the fastest internet speed in Kenya in their businesses and at their homes.
Currently, the company has 35 live 5G sites in Kenya, an increase from 15 live sites they had in 2021 when they commenced the project trials
Safaricom boss Peter Ndegwa has announced that the telco company is now focusing on growing 5G live sites from the current 35 to at least 200 sites in the next 5 months
"Today, we have 35 live 5G sites and are steadily growing this number with a goal of having 200 sites up by March 2023," Peter said.
The CEO has also noted that they will continue working with other stakeholders, among them the Ministry of ICT and the Communication Authority of Kenya to ensure the 5G dream is fully accomplished.
"The Safaricom5G network will enable our customers to enjoy unprecedented levels of connectivity and low latency and complement our fibre network by empowering Kenyans with super-fast internet at home and at work," Peter added.
According to sources, one will have to pay Sh3500 per month to get 10mbps of 5G internet. One will also need to buy a router that supports the 5G network.
According to blogger Robert Alai, the router will go at Sh25,000.
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