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Safaricom to connect another 1,500 buildings to its fiber network by March 2020

by Fredrick Gitaka
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Safaricom aims to connect another 1,500 buildings connected to its fiber network by March 2020, after it announced it has connected close to 3,000  buildings already.

Safaricom also announced new internet packages that seek to provide uninterrupted, high-speed connectivity for small to medium-sized businesses at affordable costs.

Safaricom has also introduced three new fiber options from as low as KES 3,999 for 3 Mbps monthly unlimited internet connectivity. The other options in the new package include KES 5,499 for 5 Mbps and KES 14,999 for 10 Mbps.

“As part of our new brand promise, we committed to be Simple, Transparent and Honest across all our products and operations. As part of this pledge we are renewing our promise to our Enterprise customers by introducing packages that suit their business needs, optimising our response time and by ensuring we deliver simple solutions with easy and transparent processes,” said Michael Joseph, CEO, Safaricom.

Last month Safaricom introduced a single calling and SMS plan, and a single data plan for all customers and became the first in the country to offer calling minutes and SMS, and data bundles with no expiry.

Customers can also purchase calling minutes, SMS, and data bundles for any amount from as low as KES 1, upon which they can see how much resources they will get before the purchase is completed.

The company also increased its data bundle sizes by more than 45 percent especially for the more affordable price points of between KES 1 and KES 20 and in addition to the Data Manager where customers can choose between higher and lower data speeds, Safaricom will also inform customers when they are charged for premium services.

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