Safaricom expands fibre network to Kisii, targets town’s SMEs


Safaricom has launched its high-speed internet dubbed ‘fibre for business’ in Kisii town, targeting Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) in the region.

The rollout is part of ongoing countrywide fibre rollout plan by the operator meant to offer SME high internet connectivity which is central in making them ‘Ready Businesses’.

(TOP: A aerial view of Kisii town. Photo: Gusii Today). 

Speaking during the launch, Safaricom’s Head of Western/Nyanza region, George Ndhiwa said that SMEs are now embracing fibre network because of its benefits.

Said Ndhiwa: “Fibre for Business opens doors to a number of benefits to businesses, including full use of cloud solutions. Through fibre, we are offering SMEs tools to access fast, reliable internet that will effectively enhance their business operations.”

The high speed internet is delivered through fibre, which has unlimited bandwidth capabilities and offers the fastest high-speed data connectivity.

In addition to Fibre for Business, other Safaricom propositions targeted at SMEs include Easy50 and Ready Business.

The Easy50 data bundle for SMEs offers up to 50GB of data on Safaricom’s network and can be accessed by up to 10 devices, using a wireless router or smartphone as a hotspot for a flat monthly rate of Kshs 6,000.

The ‘Ready Business’ platform bundles together various technology and advisory services to empower entrepreneurs tackle challenges of a rapidly changing business landscape.

Kisii becomes the 10th town where SMEs will be able to enjoy fast, reliable and affordable connectivity after Nairobi, Nakuru, Mombasa, Kisumu, Eldoret, Malindi, Machakos, Nanyuki and Kakamega.

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