Nairobi — iPhone users will have to wait until December to access Safaricom’s 5G network as current devices do not support connectivity.

The Safaricom CEO said owners will have to wait for software updates from the manufacturer.

The iPhone is becoming the best smartphone among Kenyans for its class and exclusivity.

The growing number of middle-class households has also helped increase iPhone adoption in the country.

“For iPhone users, and some 5G-enabled Samsung devices will have to wait for a software update later in the year to access the 5G network. This is not a Safaricom issue,” Ndegwa said at the unveiling of the 5G network in Nairobi.

It comes after the telecom company unveiled 5G networks in five counties such as Nairobi, Mombasa, Kisii, Kakamega and Kisumu, giving customers access to faster internet speeds.

Faster than 4G network, customers will be able to download, stream videos as well as play videos at neck breaking speeds.

Introductory 5G Wi-Fi plans include: 10 Mbps with 300 GB usage limit at Sh3,499, 40 Mbps with 500 GB usage limit at Sh5,999, and 100 Mbps with use of 1 TB at 14,999 Sh.

Customers using supported 5G smartphones will also be able to access the 5G network and enjoy super-fast 5G speeds.