Safaricom has partnered with Huawei to unveil 5G network experiential centres at Safaricom’s Village Market, The Hub, and Buruburu Shops across Nairobi.

The three centres will showcase the superfast speeds and cutting-edge devices that come with 5G connectivity.

Safaricom CEO Peter Ndegwa noted that the company was excited to unveil the centres, which will enable Kenyans to discover the power of 5G firsthand.

“As a digital lifestyle enabler, we are further enhancing Kenya’s best internet network, and empowering our customers to start exploring the limitless possibilities that 5G provides,” said Ndegwa.

Further, customers will experience virtual reality gaming zones, showcases of smart capabilities for homes and enterprises, and speed-testing booths at the 5G experience centres.

On his part, Huawei Kenya Deputy CEO Sheng Kaifu noted that the mobile producer was delighted to partner with Safaricom to open the three centres.

“ They show how 5G can be transformative in connecting homes and small businesses to drive economic growth and social development, unlocking the digital economy,” he said.

Safaricom unveiled its 5G network in October last year, a first in the region.

Since then, the service provider has commissioned over 200 5G sites across 11 counties including Nairobi, Mombasa, Kisumu, Kisii, Kakamega, Nakuru, Kiambu, Machakos, Kajiado, Vihiga and Siaya.

Over 300,000 Safaricom customers already using 5G smartphones can also access the 5G network and enjoy superfast speeds of up to 2Gbps, with typical speeds of 400Mbps to 700Mbps.