Safaricom has launched two base stations in the coastal region and expanded its Fiber-To-Home connectivity in the Coastal region. This brings the number of Safaricom’s base stations in the region to 586 with 80 new stations opened in the last six months.
One of the stations, which is situated at Holili in Taita Taveta County will serve four counties, Taita Taveta, Kwale, Makueni and Kajiado counties and is the only network provider that caters for 4G in the region.
‘’We are pleased that we are rolling out our plan and Coast region is benefitting from it. Our regional operations keep us focused on the best ways of covering the entire country with strong and reliable signals. The improvements are a reflection of our smart network deployment and continuous investment in building robust systems,” said Fawzia Ali, Head of Coast Region, for Safaricom.
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Other than the network clusters, there was a Fibre to Home Launch in Bamburi, Mombasa County that will enable customers to have fast, reliable and unlimited internet access from the comfort of their homes.
These new developments are part of Safaricom’s annual plan that will see the telecommunication giant invest largely in infrastructure. Currently, there are 4,677 sites providing 95% population coverage with 3G and 4G network.
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The Fibre network now connects key cities and towns, spanning over 4,700 kilometers.
Safaricom has currently 29.5 million customer’s and provides voice, data, financial services and enterprise solutions for a range of subscribers, small businesses and government, using a variety of platforms.