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Safaricom passes 141,000 homes with fibre in first year

Monday 14 May 2018 | 11:10 CET | News
Safaricom has connected over 48,000 residences to fibre in the first year after it formed a FTTH unit, reports Business Daily. The operator said that it has laid over 5,000 kilometres of fibre-optic cable, passing 141,000 homes. The Safaricom home internet unit was formed in May 2017 and supplies fibre and other equipment to households.

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Companies: Safaricom
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