Safaricom 5G trials in Kenya

Range and wall penetration are the shortcomings of 5G.

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https://www.safaricom.co.ke/about/media-center/publications/terms-and-conditions/terms-and-conditions-for-safaricom-fixed-lte-service

Why have 5G then cap speed at 10Mbps.

On the non dedicated table, they still call it 4G wireless which leads me to think it’s just 4G/5G, not a 5G exclusive package(should be 4G/5G non dedicated packages). Secondly, they don’t say it’s a cap…maybe it’s just a max speed you should expect. It could be higher but 10Mbps is what you would ordinarily get as a max speed.

Edit: I checked the terms sheet. They have two separate tables for 4G and 5G non dedicated packages. Pricing is the same in both. The difference comes in the speeds. If you have 5G in your area, you benefit form higher speeds(max at 10Mbps for 5G, 5Mbps for 4G. Again, they don’t say it’s a cap and there is no FUP)

This is what I didn’t understand

Yeah, 5G and capped at 10Mbps is absurd.

Safaricom 5G now available at Yaya Centre. Signal stronger than the one at Safaricom Headquarters.

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Safcom think we are very dumb,5G cant be anywhere less than 200Mbps…they even know their home fibre product can go upto 1Gbps and still throttle us to 100Mbps…the FUPs need revision if they want to provide true 5G otherwise.I dont see the sense of it.

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How many MBs did you spend for this test alone?

its just selling us stupid.

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Hi, this is George from Techweez. What device were you using to get the 5G connection?

Lol i know right,
first of all which band of 5G are we getting? low band, mid band, or high band? i can bet its the low band.
bundles za 5G will they even be affordable kama 4g yenyewe zinaisha hio style.
Safaricom has been playing games since the new CEO arrived, kwanza since they started the FUP on home fibre.

For some reason Phone shows am connected to 5G but speedtest shows 4G…

Has this actually been implemented. Have exhausted my limit with no noticeable change in Speeds.

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It’s the mid-band/C-band. I guess the n78…? Someone shared data a while back, check kwa thread.

Ebu share more info. Safaricom is relatively cheap, the only reason I haven’t switched is the fear of exhausting my cap in two weeks (virtually every month). If they haven’t implemented this FUP thing then I might switch.

Have hit FUP and am on normal speeds… So for me I would say they haven’t implemented it though it exists on paper…

Could be am an exception so can’t really say for sure. Anyone to collaborate?

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Yeah, it could be an exception. Or, they kick you to FUP limits when the line is saturated. So uki complain unaambiwa cap exceeded. I guess everyone is fine until your area is saturated, meaning those who’re still within limits are prioritized. This is just speculation though.

Hebu jaribu testing speeds on Sunday afternoons and in the evenings around 8pm uone.

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NetMonster opposite Safaricom HQ

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Redmi Note 10 5G.

I didn’t check but from previous experience, 5G downs a gigabyte for about 3 tests.

This happens when the 5G signal is weak.

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That goes to show the viability of 5G in Kenya. If almost 9 months after launch, 5G is barely available at Safaricon’s HQ…

Yes, i have a few friends who have been crying over this for the past few months. Unless for your case you don’t experience this?