TELECOMMUNICATION

TELECOMMUNICATION

Safaricom’s SMS Traffic Declines To 5.9 billion As Other Mobile Operators Record An Increase In SMS Traffic

Everybody prefers sending an SMS since calling is quit expensive. Conversations have been reduced to symbols, written words and Emojis. The total number of SMS sent has maintained an upward…

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TELECOMMUNICATION

Airtel rides on Liquid’s terrestrial fiber network to offer fast internet

Airtel has signed an agreement with Liquid telecom to provide broadband subscribers in Africa faster internet access speeds on its 3G and 4G networks. This follows an announcement today that…

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TELECOMMUNICATION

Safaricom Lost Its Market Share In Mobile Voice Traffic By 3.8 Percent Due To Increased Competition

Safaricom is dominating the market but other operators are here to stay and Safaricom has to play hard. In mobile subscriptions, Equitel recorded a relatively good market share and Safaricom…

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TELECOMMUNICATION

Mobile Operators Record A High Increase In Mobile Voice Traffic

Many people own mobile phones in Kenya leading to the growth of voice traffic. Communications Authority of Kenya statistics report show that, the total number of local outgoing mobile voice…

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TELECOMMUNICATION

Equitel And Orange Gain Market Share In Mobile Subscriptions By 0.5 And 0.4 Respectively

Equitel was launched two months ago and it’s already gaining ground in Kenya. The newly launched mobile service has created a number of changes with regard to the number of…

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TELECOMMUNICATION

Safaricom partners with KETRACO to improve network services under the budget in excess of 33.7 billion

Safaricom has partnered with the Kenya Electricity Transmission company in an initiative that will see customers in the coastal region get better services. For the next five years, the telecommunication…

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TELECOMMUNICATION

Orange launches the only crowd funding platform in Africa through its mobile money

Orange is today launching the first mobile crowd funding platform in Africa dubbed ‘Orange Collecte’ in conjunction with HelloAsso. With this platform, private individuals and charities can finance their personal…

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TELECOMMUNICATION

Safaricom’s multi-million mobile technology fund targets investors in the social innovation field

Mobile technologies have proved to be essential tools for the development of solutions that can solve some of Kenya’s most pressing socio-economic challenges. This is why Safaricom foundation- the corporate…

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TELECOMMUNICATION

Smile Telcoms clocks USD365 million financing for network upgrade and expansion

Smile Telcoms Holdings has announced that it raised USD365 million of debt and equity financing that will be used to expand smile’s existing 4G LTE mobile broadband networks and services,…

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TELECOMMUNICATION

Enjoy the world of privilege with Safaricom Advantage Plus

Everyone wants to feel important. In gatherings, banking halls, team building activities, and in political discussions, there will always be that one person who want to be the king or…

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TELECOMMUNICATION

MTN Business launches Microsoft-enabled pan-African cloud solution

MTN Business has launched a pan-African cloud platform that offers customers a true hybrid cloud solution serviced from MTN’s data centres. The platform is powered by Microsoft’s technology and is…

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TELECOMMUNICATION

Safaricom’s revolving fund to cater for high risk borrowers in the society

In respect to International Youth Day, Safaricom foundation launched a revolving fund targeting Kenyan populations with no access to micro-credit especially young people. The fund will be managed by two…

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TELECOMMUNICATION

Airtel robs Safaricom and Orange of internet users

Airtel’s Unliminet single bundles tariff has earned over a million customers at the expense of rival telecommunications companies; Safaricom and Orange. The bundle that offers voice, data and SMS services…

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MEDIA HOUSES

Media houses finally acquire TV broadcasting licenses for commercial free-to-Air content after digital migration

Over the years, Kenya’s telecommunications infrastructure and media industry has  grown to a level capable of delivering efficient and affordable info-communications services, with about three telecommunication operators and multiple media…

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TELECOMMUNICATION

Orange seeks to partner with start-ups in an App Developers Challenge

Orange has set out to partner with start-ups in Kenya in a bid to harness their skills and change the game in the scene at the same time change lives…

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TELECOMMUNICATION

Airtel launches digital products to support ambitious trendsetters in technology, art and culture

Airtel has launched two digital products ‘The Airtel Jam Sessions’, a music show and ‘Airtel Future Shapers’ a written feature on innovative young Kenyans in a move aimed at providing…

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Safaricom TELECOMMUNICATION

Safaricom CEO now official board member of ACUMEN

Just three months after re-appointment as CEO of Safaricom, Bob Collymore has joined the board of Acumen, a non-profit social venture fund that invests in companies, leaders and ideas that…

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KENYA

M-PESA Foundation Academy begins enrolling students ahead of official opening

As the hunt for a Chief Executive for Kenya’s newest Academy continues, the M-PESA Foundation Academy has announced the start of its formal applications process for bright, talented but economically…

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TELECOMMUNICATION

Latest experience with Safaricom Internet – Pathetic

For an earlier experience with Safaricom Internet, check out the article Frustrations with Safaricom’s Internet. Beginning this month Safaricom restructured her Internet offering in which she abandoned the useless night shift…

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TELECOMMUNICATION

Safaricom launches yet another tariff at the break of new operator Equitel

Even as Equitel launches mobile services to take on Safaricom’s M-Pesa, Safaricom has launched yet another post-pay tariff offering bundled Voice, SMS and Data services dubbed ‘Advantage Plus’. The service…

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TELECOMMUNICATION

Orange launches the 2015 Orange African Social Venture Prize ahead of GES

Orange Group has launched the call for applications for the fifth edition of the Orange African Social Venture Prize as a global Entrepreneurship Summit sets to kick off this week. The…

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TELECOMMUNICATION

Multi-national Mobile operator already trying out 5G technology

One of Japan’s leading mobile operators SoftBank is trying out 5G technology in a collaboration with Ericsson. The two companies will cooperate in developing a common understanding of 5G use…

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TELECOMMUNICATION

Airtel insurance cover for Kenyans: Picking up after Safaricom might be a good strategy for Airtel

After Safaricom made data bundles expirable and limited, Airtel was quick enough to launch Unliminet SMS and data bundles that let you keep browsing even after your bundles run out….

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TELECOMMUNICATION

GSMA Mobile 360 series to bring together the mobile industry and startups from across Sub-Saharan Africa

The mobile industry is playing a key role in driving digital, financial and social inclusion in many African countries by providing access to quality information and services, this is why…

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TELECOMMUNICATION

Your bundles will no longer expire following new implemented Safaricom data bundles

After what has been said to be consultation from Safaricom Subscribers, the telecommunication company has rolled out new data bundles that will offer subscribers the opportunity to access data for…

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TELECOMMUNICATION

Orange rolls out its largest developer challenge in Europe, Africa and the Middle East

Orange has launched its largest international developer challenge to date across 13 countries – aiming to spur and nurture the creation of unique and local services for Africa and the Middle…

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KENYA

Dominant telecommunication and broadcast companies will follow exclusive regulations Says CA Director Francis Wangusi

Today marked the official unveiling of the newest CEO in town Mr. Francis Wangusi, the re-appointed Director General of the Communications Authority of Kenya. Mr. Wangusi was appointed by the…

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TELECOMMUNICATION

Airtel upgrades network signals in Nairobi even after failure to meet CA’s QoS standards

Airtel telecommunication company has completed phase one of its network upgrade in Nairobi Area in what will result to comprehensive change of legacy hardware and expansion of radio network elements….

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TECH NEWS

Falling costs of modems have contributed to the growth of connected devices

Smartphone subscriptions will more than double by 2020 with 70 per cent of people using smartphones and 90 per cent covered by mobile broadband networks. This is according to Ericsson’s…

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