Safaricom, Kenya’s leading telco is expanding 5G across new neighbourhoods in Nairobi and the latest area to have access to its 5G network is Thome. Residents in Thome can now access 5G, especially around Mountain View School and its surrounding areas.
Speeds vary depending device you have and your line of connection to the 5G-enabled network tower and you can get around 270Mbps to 700Mbps.
According to data from CA Kenya, the country has close to 300,000 users on 5G and that number is expected to increase in the coming months. Airtel, Kenya’s second leading telco has also entered the 5G race and we might see them go public sometime later this year or early next year.
Safaricom already launched dedicated 5G data bundles that start from Ksh 1000.
For areas that have 5G but are not connected to its Home Fibre network, Safaricom launched 5G Wi-Fi which uses its 5G network with the package starting at Ksh 3500.
Crossing the Kenyan borders, 5G adoption has been really good across the continent. We now have 28 countries out of 54 that can access 5G with over half of them rolling out commercially and the rest in the trial phase.
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