Small and Medium Enterprises in Eldoret are set to benefit from high speed affordable internet connectivity from as low as Shs 5,000 per month.
This is after Safaricom, through its Enterprise Business Division, kicked off its second phase of fibre optic network rollout.
The rollout follows successful deployment of fibre in Nairobi, Kisumu and Mombasa with the current focus now on other major towns in the country.
Fiber technology provides unlimited bandwidth capabilities and offers the fastest high-speed data connectivity.
Businesses that sign up by 31st of December will get one month free connectivity.
Speaking during the launch of the second phase in Eldoret town Safaricom’s Head of Enterprise Product and Innovation, Geoffrey Wandeto said that the network would offer businesses connectivity at affordable and flexible rates, enabling them to grow and thrive.
“Safaricom wants to offer a solution that will open up businesses into a new digital world. It is our hope that we will be your partner in this space,” said Mr Wandetto.
The move which is part of Safaricom’s continuing strategy to be a leader in broadband provision aims to connect every part of the country in the coming years to deliver quality service to customers.
Earlier in the year, Safaricom launched Ready Business, a business solution aimed at making SMEs’ operations easier. The ‘Ready Business’ solution bundles together various technology and advisory services to empower entrepreneurs tackle challenges of a rapidly changing business landscape.
Safaricom Enterprise offers a variety of communication and connectivity services to its customers across Kenya. Key among these services is internet connections and telephone landlines. These services can in turn be delivered via different technologies like Fiber Optic cables as well as wireless technologies like microwaves, WiMax & Satellites.
Liquid Telecom, the pan-African fibre operator, has announced the launch of Hai, its new home and business internet brand for Africa.
Hai will offer Internet access to households and SMEs, with options for WiMax and Fibre connections depending on location.
Hai, which means “I am alive” in Swahili, will serve homes and SMEs with its packages carrying a variety of value-added services, including video-on-demand ipidi tv.
The products web portal (Hai.co.ke) provides options for home and business users who can are guided through a 6 step process that begins with confirming location and end with payment confirmation.
Some of the packages on offer include but are not limited to Hai-Waya 10 (Fibre) that offers up to 10 mbps download and upload speeds for KES 3,499 (Inc. VAT) and Hai-Max (WiMax) that offers up to 2 mbps download and upload speeds for KES 2,499 (Inc. VAT).
Wimax end users are given the option to purchase the CPE by paying an amount totaling to Kshs 30,0o0 exclusive of tax to Liquid or lease by paying an amount totaling to Kshs1, 500 per month.
By combining both WiMax and Fibre internet connections, Liquid Telecom has ensured that every location in Nairobi and its surrounding areas is covered.
Liquid Telecom Kenya launches Hai for Home and Business Internet