Safaricom partners with KARA to improve fibre connection to homes

Safaricom has partnered with the Kenya Alliance of Residents Association (KARA) to increase security in member estates with a pilot surveillance project launched in Ngei Estate phase 2, Lang’ata.

The partnership seeks to utilize its fibre to the Home and Cloud services to power home and estate surveillance, a move that is expected to boost internet connections whereby more than 200, 000 homes have benefited and over 5, 000 kilometres of cable laid so far, long enough to go round Kenya’s entire border and coastline if put together.

As we roll out fibre to homes in different parts of the country, we are looking to diversify our product offering and give customers a wide array of services, said Steve Okeyo, Safaricom’s Director, Regional Sales and Operations.

In a press release to newsrooms on Monday, Okeyo added that they were aware of the increasing demand for security both in our homes and the environments we operate in, hence the reason for partnership with KARA to transform lives of residents and member estates.

Through the partnership, Safaricom will sponsor a fibre connection and provide equipment that will be used to power surveillance of the estate’s two gates. The surveillance feed is accessible via an easy-to-use online portal that is powered by Safaricom Cloud services.

Being champions of the Sustainable Development Goals, Safaricom is keen on clean and affordable energy and that is why this project will be fully powered by solar energy. We hope that through such initiatives, other estates will be encouraged to invest in Home Fibre, said Okeyo.

As part of the initiative, Safaricom will also sponsor training of a number of child care-givers in Ngei estate on first aid and safety within the home.

Safaricom Home Fibre is available in four categories of speeds which are bronze, silver, gold and platinum, with prices ranging from Sh2, 500 to Sh9, 999 per month.

Customers using fibre to the home enjoy unlimited fast and reliable internet, free installation within 48 hours, a free router worth Sh.10, 000 and a dedicated customer care line (400).

Source: Kenya News Agency