Machakos SMEs Gain Access To High Speed Data Connectivity

Safaricom’s Head of SME sales Agnes Gathaiya explains how fibre for business works to Alfred Muinde (center) who is the IT manager at Mulleys chain of supermarkets while Head of Regional Operations Nairobi East, George Mbyuki looks on during the fibre for business launch in Machakos county.

Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) in Machakos can now enjoy fast, reliable and affordable connectivity after Safaricom officially unveiled its high-speed internet dubbed Fibre for Business in the Eastern town.

This comes as an aim to enhance efficiency and competitiveness of SMEs through adopting technology.

According to Safaricom’s Head of SME Sales and Regional Operations Agnes Gathaiya,SMEs play a critical role in the egrowth f the economy hence the need to be facilitated to grow and unlock their potential by transforming  the way the do business through technology.

Fiber technology has unlimited bandwidth capabilities and offers the fastest high-speed data connectivity.


Steven Kilonzo, Director Marketing and Sport facilities Machakos County (left) listens to Safaricom’s George Mbyuki, Head of Regional Operations, Nairobi East (center) as he explains how SMEs will benefit from high speed and reliable connectivity as Alfred Muinde (right) who is the IT manager at Mulleys chain of supermarkets looks on

“This is the reason we are rapidly driving expansion of Safaricom Fibre to towns across the country as we aim to enable SMEs tap into fast, reliable connectivity, Ms Gathaiya added.

In addition to Machakos, Fibre for Business has also been rolled out in Malindi, Eldoret, Nairobi, Mombasa and Kisumu.  Safaricom also recently launched the Easy50 data bundle for SMEs that 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 KSh 6,000.

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