Mobile operator bolsters internet connectivity in Kakamega targeting SMEs
Internet use has become crucial for business; they host volumes of file useful for them in the cloud.
The internet is delivered through fibre technology, which has unlimited bandwidth capabilities and offers the fastest high-speed data connectivity.
Kakamega becomes the eighth town in which SMEs can enjoy fast, reliable and affordable connectivity after Nairobi, Mombasa, Kisumu, Eldoret, Malindi, Machakos and Nanyuki towns.
Speaking during the launch, Safaricom’s Head of Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) Sales and Enterprise Regional Operations, Agnes Gathaiya noted that the-fibre optic dependent internet is becoming extremely critical as businesses move more services to the cloud to enhance business growth and productivity.
“With fibre 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,” she said.
Besides Fibre for Business service, other propositions targeted at the SMEs include Easy50 and Ready Business.
The Easy50 data bundle for SMEs offers up to 50GB of data on Safaricom’s network and can be accessed by up to 10 devices, using a wireless router or smartphone as a hotspot for a flat monthly rate of Sh. 6,000.
The ‘Ready Business’ platform bundles together various technology and advisory services to empower entrepreneurs tackle challenges of a rapidly changing business landscape.
This comes even as the number of subscribers across the mobile telephony in Kenya dropped. The drop, according to the regulator, Communications Authority of Kenya, was due to the strict use of active subscribers on the network.
Despite this, the communication giant managed to net in over 600, 000 new subscribers for the period ended November last year.
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