Safaricom Has Close to 500K Users on 5G, Expands to 28 Towns in Kenya

by Digital Brainiacs
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By the time 2022 was ending, we had close to 300,000 users on Safaricom’s 5G network. In the past few months, Kenya’s leading telco added more than 100,000 users to its 5G network – they are now close to hitting half a million users.

For context, its Home Fibre network has connected over 450,000 homes and enterprises and Safaricom mobile broadband has close to 42 million pre-paid subscriptions and 1.2 million post-paid subscriptions.

Safaricom began testing 5G in January 2020 and finally rolled it out publicly in October 2022.

They ramped up rollout across major towns and neighbourhoods including Mirema, Thome, Thindigua, Kinoo 87, Naivasha and Nakuru.

Safaricom has now expanded its 5G network to 28 towns in 21 counties. From Vihiga to Kwale and Kilifi all the way to Garissa and Marsabit as seen in the table below.

County Sub County/Area Town/Estate
Nairobi Nairobi Nairobi CBD, JKIA, Kilimani, Kileleshwa, Westlands, Lavington, Karen,…

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