Safaricom CEO Michael Joseph commented, “This new service shows that we are continuously improving the internet experience for our subscribers, Safaricom is the first provider to come up with a well-packaged information, communications and entertainment service for our subscribers”.
“Besides having the fastest speeds of any provider, we now bring the added advantage of easy access to great internet content, on the go. We have deliberately packaged the internet so that our customers can have easy access to the internet content they desire.” he added.
He also noted that Safaricom’s nationwide 3G network would give the service the widest national reach, versatility and reliability while its price, which is KES8 per megabyte, would make it affordable.
The content that can be accessed through the portal includes news, local TV programmes, music (audio and video), games, comedies and local sports action. Through the portal, which presents a unified and easy way for accessing the internet, Safaricom has also put together popular internet sites and content in one place. These include Facebook, Google Search, E-mail (gmail, yahoo, hotmail etc), English Premier League, directory and stock-trading services, among others.