Safaricom has expanded its network roll-out pilot programme in Ethiopia by switching on its network and services in the Harari region.
This comes days after the operator announced the roll-out of the customer pilot in Dire Dawa City.
The activation of Safaricom’s network in the pair of region’s is part of the telco’s phased city-by-city regional network roll-out and service tests ahead of a nationwide network rollout later this year.
Safariom targets to have its network and services in 25 cities by April 2023.
Customers in both the Harari region and Dire Dawa City will be able to purchase SIM cards, and chose their preferred numbers on Safaricom Ethiopia’s 07 prefix.
The customers will be able to access voice, data, and SMS services to test and experience Safaricom’s network for the next month.
Customers on Safaricom Ethiopia’s test network in Harari will be able to use data services, make calls and send SMS to Safaricom Ethiopia and Ethio Telecom customers and make international calls worldwide.
The customers are also able to actively purchase airtime vouchers from shops and branded souks.