Nairobi, Kenya, March 16 th , 2023… Safaricom has today partnered with Huawei to unveil three 5G experiential centres across Nairobi.
The three centres, located in Safaricom’s Village Market, The Hub and Buruburu Shops, will showcase the superfast speeds and cutting-edge devices that come with 5G connectivity.
“We are excited to unveil these experience centres, which will enable Kenyans to discover the power of 5G firsthand. As a digital lifestyle enabler, we are further enhancing Kenya’s best internet network, and empowering our customers to start exploring the limitless possibilities that 5G provides," said Peter Ndegwa, CEO, Safaricom PLC.
At the 5G experience centres, customers will experience virtual reality gaming zones, showcases of smart-capabilities for homes and enterprises, and speed- testing booths.
“As a long-time partner with Safaricom, we are delighted to collaborate on these experience centres. They show how 5G can be transformative in connecting homes
and small businesses to drive economic growth and social development, unlocking the digital economy,” said Sheng Kaifu, Deputy CEO, Huawei Kenya.
Safaricom launched its 5G network in October last year, a first in the region. Since then, the service provider has commissioned over 200 5G sites across 11 counties including Nairobi, Mombasa, Kisumu, Kisii, Kakamega, Nakuru, Kiambu, Machakos, Kajiado, Vihiga and Siaya.
Home and Enterprise customers already in 5G zones can enjoy the network through 5G Wi-Fi. To check available 5G zones or get 5G Wi-Fi, customers can visit https://internet.safaricom.co.ke/5g-wireless/coverage.