Safaricom will be the East Africa operator and telecommunication company to launch 5G services and will be showcasing the capabilities of the network with the aid of Huawei and Nokia’s technologies,” Safaricom said in an invite to the press. The delivery of its services has provided customer retention in the past years and also the discount and promotions carried after every month has enabled the company to generate a lot of profit and the trials of 5G will be such a great move in the continent since it will be more fast and quick.
Safaricom subscribers who want to use the service will need to acquire new handsets that are compatible with 5G before they can enjoy the superfast Internet, which offers much faster data download and upload speeds that ultimately ease network congestion. The firms seek to invest in the rising mobile Internet use in the country.
Safaricom has seen web data revenue grow more than three times over the past five years to Sh49.6 billion last year.
The 5G launch will follow the December 2015 unveiling of the 4G network, which has helped Safaricom grow its revenues from data to Sh49.6 billion last year from Sh17.9 billion in 2015