Safaricom has launched its high-speed internet dubbed ‘Fiber for Business’ in Kakamega town. The launch was held at the Kakamega Golf hotel.
The high-speed internet targets Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) in the region. The network is delivered through fiber technology, which has unlimited bandwidth capabilities and offers fast high-speed data connectivity.
Kakamega becomes the eighth town in the country in which SMEs can enjoy fast, reliable and affordable connectivity after Nairobi, Mombasa, Kisumu, Eldoret, Malindi, Machakos and Nanyuki towns.
“With fiber 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”. This is according to Safaricom’s Head of SME Sales and Enterprise Regional Operations, Agnes Gathaiya. She also noted that fiber optic internet is becoming extremely critical as businesses move more services to the cloud to enhance business growth and productivity.
Besides Fiber for Business, other propositions targeted at the SMEs include Easy50 and Ready Business. These products are tailored for the small business enterprises. The ‘Ready Business’ platform bundles together various technology and advisory services to empower entrepreneurs to tackle challenges of a rapidly changing business landscape.
Safaricom is the biggest telecommunication company in East and Central Africa with a base of 25.1 million subscribers. with voice, data, and money transfer as its core business. The company’s share price ended on a high of Ksh 18.60 on the last day of January.