Confirmed: Safaricom Android Decoder Is Called The Box, Will Do Video On Demand

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Safaricom thebox

Safaricom theboxDetails emerging confirm that Safaricom’s set top boxes are already in the country ready to launch and be shipped out. The TV product has been subject to speculation for quite a long time now with details pointing to a hybrid product that could come with both terrestrial TV and internet content.

Nairobitech has shared a photo of the box with claims that it’s already in the country about to hit the market. The image shows that it’s branded “The Box” and will run Android, have a 4G SIM slot, allow for video on demand, gaming and also will have HD resolution. It will also use external WiFi or be a wireless hotspot, that is not clear as of now.


Going by this, it’s pretty straightforward to expect that Safaricom will still do data bundles for the set top box as there is no indication it will have a relationship with the alread rolled-out fiber network that is currently being treated as a B2B product as opposed to B2C where the Android TV box fits.


We will update you should we come across anything new but gear up for an announcement soon from Safaricom.


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  1. this box is a TOTAL fail.how many people will be buying bundles to watch video on demand?if they want people to enjoy internet content they better be generous with bandwidth

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