Safaricom unveils 5G experiential centres
Safaricom has unveiled three 5G experiential centres in Nairobi to give consumers a sneak preview into how the super-fast spectrum can transform their experiences both at home and businesses premises.
The telco, which launched 5G network in October last year announced in a statement that they will partner with Huawei in the experiential centres that are located at Safaricom’s Village Market, The Hub and Buruburu Shops. Safaricom CEO Peter Ndegwa (pictured) said the centres will be equipped with cutting-edge devices that come with 5G connectivity provided by Huawei technologies.
“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,” Ndegwa said. He said customers visiting the centres will experience virtual reality gaming zones, showcases of smart-capabilities for homes and enterprises and speed-testing booths.
Since launch, 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. Over 300,000 Safaricom customers are already on 5G enabled smartphones allowing them access to the 5G network.