Safaricom has partnered with Huawei to unveil three 5G experiential centres across Nairobi. These centres will enable Kenyans to experience Safaricom 5G speeds and see how it can transform homes and businesses. The three centres are in Safaricom’s Village Market, The Hub and Buruburu Shops.
Safaricom launched its 5G network in October last year. Since then, the service provider has commissioned over 200 5G sites across 11 counties. They include Nairobi, Mombasa, Kisumu, Kisii, Kakamega, Nakuru, Kiambu, Machakos, Kajiado, Vihiga and Siaya.
Safaricom 5G Experience Centres
“We are excited to unveil these experience centres, which will enable Kenyans to discover the power of 5G firsthand. As a digital lifestyle enabler, we are further enhancing Kenya’s best internet network, and empowering our customers to start exploring the limitless possibilities that 5G provides.” Peter Ndegwa, CEO, Safaricom PLC.
At the 5G experience centres, customers will experience virtual reality gaming zones, showcases of smart-capabilities, and speed-testing booths.
“As a long-time partner with Safaricom, we are delighted to collaborate on these experience centres. They show how 5G can be transformative in connecting homes and small businesses to drive economic growth and social development, unlocking the digital economy.” Sheng Kaifu, Deputy CEO, Huawei Kenya.
Over 300,000 Safaricom customers already using 5G smartphones can also access the 5G network and enjoy fast speeds of up to 2Gbps. The typical speeds normally range between 400Mbps to 700Mbps. Provided you are in a 5G zone, you should now be able to get connectivity on a 5G-enabled handset. Dial *444# and select a plan that suits your needs.
Home and Enterprise customers already in 5G zones can enjoy the network through 5G Wi-Fi. This is by purchasing a 5G router at KES 25,000, plus a setup fee of KES 5,000. Thereafter, select from three packages on offer.
To check available 5G zones or get 5G Wi-Fi, visit Safaricom’s detailed list here.