Wananchi Group Limited is announcing the introduction of what they claim is the fastest internet speed package in Kenya at 500Mbps. This will be available under their Triple Play 500Mbps package which they say brings to customers three services for the price of one. So customers will, according to an official statement shared by the company, enjoy access to 500Mbps in internet speeds, access to Digital TV channels, and access to home telephony at KES. 2 a minute, under one package.
At the end of 2019, Safaricom for the first time became the number one provider of fixed internet services beating Zuku. However, according to data shared in April this year, Zuku grew its connection and increased its customer base within the first quarter of the year, making them reclaim their spot.
Zuku’s 500Mbps claim cannot be ascertained by us as we don’t have access to their service, and neither have we recently used their internet. However, if the company is to be believed – especially since their website currently DOES NOT list the 500Mbps package – then on paper they are right about having the fastest speeds. Safaricom’s highest speed offering for Home Fibre, as is listed on their website, is currently only 40Mbps.
Update 12.20 PM 14th Sept – Zuku has updated website to list 100, 200 and 500Mbps speeds. Pricing hasn’t been included as yet.
Only the people living in neighbourhoods where Zuku is available can test the 500Mbps offering and tell us if its the real deal. The company also claims to have 100Mbps and 200Mbps packages under their Triple Play packages, but from their website, we cannot see these packages listed and neither can we find a breakdown of the prices. Under the page showing areas Zuku Fibre is available, we have seen the listing of 30Mbps, 50Mbps, 100Mbps, and 250Mbps.
To celebrate this 500Mbps Triple Play Package, the company says they will be upgrading speeds of its current packages to twice their current speeds. This campaign will be dubbed “Twice the Speed X2” and will be part of their efforts to entice new customers. They’ve shared that:
- Triple Play 10Mbps will be KES. 2,799
- Triple Play 20Mbps will be KES. 4,199 and
- Triple Play 60Mbps will be KES. 5,299
- 100, 200, and 500Mbps prices haven’t been shared.
The company has said it is pledging to continue innovating and adapting its packages to the new emerging customer trends so as to fully satisfy them. Let us know in the comments section if you’ve used the 100 and 200Mbps packages, and what your thoughts on the same are.