Safaricom invests into the home internet market traditionally dominated by Jamii Telecom, Wananchi Group, Telkom Kenya and Liquid Telecom

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In line with changing lives in Kenya by making homes more fun and great for work and learning, Safaricom is now providing Home Fibre.

The Listed telecom operator has introduced four packages, Platinum, Gold, Silver and bronze, for its Internet to homes offering as it makes an aggressive play to grow its market share.  The Safaricom Fibre allows users to have fast, reliable and unlimited internet access from the comfort of their home.

After registration, a user will be given a router and access to credentials that will enable them to have both Wireless and LAN access, with no installation charges.

In the new strategy, Safaricom will charge Sh2,500 for bandwidth of 5 megabits per second (Mbps) and in the bronze package and Sh9,999 for 40Mbps speeds for platinum customers.

The move comes barely a month after Jamii Telecom launched an aggressive bid to shake up the market by increasing speeds to its customers while maintaining costs. Safaricom currently has 95,000 homes connected to its fibre infrastructure. The fibre to home service has been concentrated within Nairobi, with Safaricom keen to roll it out in other parts of the country.

In the new strategy, Safaricom will charge Sh2,500 for bandwidth of 5 megabits per second (Mbps) and in the bronze package and Sh9,999 for 40Mbps speeds for platinum customers.

The move comes barely a month after Jamii Telecom launched an aggressive bid to shake up the market by increasing speeds to its customers while maintaining costs.

Safaricom currently has 95,000 homes connected to its fibre infrastructure. The fibre to home service has been concentrated within Nairobi, with Safaricom keen to roll it out in other parts of the country.

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