After colorful launch of 5G network in Nairobi and Western Kenya last week, Safaricom has moved a step further to make their 5G network available to all their Safaricom Home Fibre users countrywide.
Making the announcement, Safaricom CEO Peter Ndegwa announced that they were responding to the cries of their fixed internet users who had protested the capping of data usage introduced earlier in the year. Safaricom had introduced a Fair Usage Policy which most Kenyans chose not to understand and thus the need to be appeased with 5G.
Ndegwa said that Safaricom Home Fiber users will from this week start receiving their 5G signal through the routers. Although they will not receive the 5G signal through their phones, the internet they get from their routers will be fully 5G.
“We are giving all the Fiber to the Home users a 5G internet that will be delivered through the cable. Kenyans have always wanted 5G and it is the high time we give it to them. They will now enjoy the 5G without need for new devices or new cost.”
How will the Home Fiber 5G look like? While the speeds and usage will remain the same, it is expected that the 5G will make you feel better. “There is an associated feeling of superiority when you know that you are using 5G. This is why most Kenyans are likely to embrace it.”