Something big is happening in the Eastern Region of Africa precisely in Nairobi Kenya; Safari-com which is a leading communications company in Kenya with the widest and strongest coverage is allegedly testing WiFi centers in Nairobi, Kenya. According to a report by TechWeez, it is said that the network providers could be using these designated WiFi zones to increase their consumer base in the country.
“The operator is yet to clarify the operational model of the new WiFi zones. All we can gather is that the routers are placed in key spots such as the KEN-COM bus stop. The zone looks fairly new, so it is likely that other areas of interest will follow.”
The access point is to provide access to browsing and online content for as little as KES10- which is relatively cheap in comparison to regular data prices charged.
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We can recall that in June 2019, Telkom Kenya in collaboration with the Nairobi County Government and Meelin Media Limited launched the same initiative. The parties involved have promised to offer secure access to internet services to cut the connectivity gap. This product by Telkom is said to be free and is supported by a large screen that displays sponsored content.
They are also certain that with the huge budget of Safari-com, the solution will be publicized as soon as possible.
This initiative by Safari-com is not the only way that the mobile network provide is looking to expand as “the carrier”, which has gone a long way to spear head the roll out 4G in many parts of the country , has also been known to be selling fiber connectivity to households and businesses. Presently in the country, FTTH product by Safari-com is the most used in the country, having sailed past the competition in Q3 2019.