Safaricom has gone ahead and launched the Safaricom fiber for business solution in Kisii town. The solution is mainly targeted at Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SME). This now brings to 10 the count of towns that Safaricom has so far deployed its fiber for business solution. The other towns that have benefitted from this project are:
“Fiber for Business opens doors to a number of benefits to businesses, including full use of cloud solutions. Through fibre, we are offering SMEs tools to access fast, reliable internet that will effectively enhance their business operations.”
-George Ndhiwa, Safaricom Head of Western/Nyanza region
Through the fiber for business project, Safaricom seeks to offer SMEs high speed internet connectivity to ensure that they transform to ready businesses. This high speed internet is delivered through fiber which has unlimited bandwidth capabilities.
Alternatively, SMEs can opt to subscribe to the Easy50 data bundle. This offers up to 50GB of data. This data can be accessed by up to 10 devices either by using a wireless router or by tethering their smartphones to their other devices. Especially by creating a hotspot from their smartphones.
There is also the ready business platform that bundles together various technology and advisory services to empower entrepreneurs tackle challenges of a rapidly changing business landscape.
Safaricom’s target is to connect over 288,000 SMEs to high speed internet by December 2017 so that they can enjoy affordable internet. This will enable SMEs to enjoy high speed internet connectivity that the big firms have been enjoyed. The solution costs Ksh.5,000 per month.
“The current business environment requires that SMEs adapt to new technologies to stay relevant and access global platforms to market their products.”
-Ms. Agnes Gathaiya, Safaricom Head of SME sales and Regional Manager