Safaricom was in October 2017 named the fastest mobile network by speed test website Ookla. Safaricom achieved a speed score of 19.80, with the second fastest network achieving 15.12 and the third 8.62. The speed score incorporates a measure of each provider’s download and upload speed to rank network speed performance.

Expansion of network

Safaricom continues to build a robust digital network and in June 2017 rolled out 4G+ services in major towns.

The new service builds on the growing footprint of Safaricom’s 4G network, which is already active in more than 1,648 sites across Kenya. We have 100 4G+ sites in Nairobi, Mombasa, Kisumu, as well as parts of Kisii, Naivasha, Kitui, Machakos, Kakamega and Kericho, with more territories scheduled to be switched on.