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Safaricom Announces Commercial Launch of 5G Services in Kenya

ADDIS ABABA – Safaricom Plc has today announced the commercial launch of the 5G Wi-Fi services in Kenya.

“This morning Safaricom Plc became the first mobile operator in Kenya and the region to officially launch a 5G network,” said Peter Ndegaw, CEO of Safaricom.

The network “is now available to our customers in 5G ready areas who can now enjoy fast and reliable internet connectivity for their homes and businesses,” the CEO said.

Safaricom became the first service provider in Kenya to begin 5G trials in March 2021 in 15 live sites.

Today, the telco has 35 live 5G sites and plans to expand to 200 sites across Kenya by March 2023.

“The Safaricom 5G network will enable our customers to enjoy unprecedented levels of connectivity and low latency,” Ndegwa added.

Over the years, Safaricom has consistently invested in its network, with its 2G, 3G, 4G and 5G in aggregate covering over 99% of Kenya’s population.