Safaricom Launches Fibre for SME’s in Kakamega

Safaricom has today launched its high-speed internet dubbed ‘Fibre for Business’ in Kakamega town, its eighth town after Nairobi, Mombasa, Kisumu, Eldoret, Malindi, Machakos and Nanyuki towns.

The firm is targeting Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) in the region which has become the business hub of Kakamega County, one of the most populous counties in Western Kenya.

According to Safaricom’s Head of SME Sales and Enterprise Regional Operations, Agnes Gathaiya, fibre optic internet is becoming extremely critical as businesses move more services to the cloud to enhance business growth and productivity.

“With fibre for business, we are offering SMEs a tool and an opportunity to access fast, reliable internet that will effectively enhance business operations. Businesses that have embraced technology continue to gain a competitive edge and we encourage all SMEs to take advantage of this opportunity”.

Besides Fibre for Business, other propositions targeted at the 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.

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