Telkom Kenya TELECOMMUNICATION

A brief history of Telkom Kenya

Telkom Kenya is an iconic brand and has been in the market more than 18 years as the teleco’s heritage dates back to pre-independence days – the 1940s and 1950s, when…

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TELECOMMUNICATION

There is no need to ditch Orange Kenya – not yet

Thirteen years later and he hasn’t stopped using Kencell. I do realize there are those of you who haven’t heard of the word Kencell, and if you have, then it…

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TELECOMMUNICATION

Give Your Customers Free Access To You Through Airtel Toll Free Services

Airtel has made the Telecommunication sector a hard place to venture in. Other service providers like Safaricom and Orange are left to watch from distance. Recently, reports claimed that Airtel’s…

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KENYA

Safaricom Registered The Largest Number Of Mobile Data/Internet Subscriptions At 12.5 Million

Airtel has the fastest internet which is reliable. However, Safaricom has a wider internet penetration across the country and that’s why the company has a huge number of subscriptions. Statistics…

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TECH NEWS

Around 19.9 Million People Are Subscribed To Internet/Data Services In Kenya

Without internet people will die! Well, mentally not physically. The data market in the country has continued to register growth following the increased use of data/internet enabled mobile devices and…

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TELECOMMUNICATION

Fixed Telephone Service Providers Are Struggling In The Communication Sector

Mobile phones led to an instant drop in fixed telephone usage. Back in 1990s fixed telephone had incredible traffic since the Telecommunication sector was monopolized by Kenya Telkom. Introduction of…

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OPINION

Data should have no expiry date – Bob Collymore, 2012

Safaricom restructured its data bundles which we covered in the article title :-  Better and confusing option! Safaricom in trouble for new data plan Then customers cried and threatened to ditch…

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OPINION

Equitel is the solution to M-PESA’s inflated tariffs

I’m sick and tired of Safaricom’s M-PESA. I don’t want to receive neither do I want to send money via M-PESA; and I bet there are a significant number of Kenyans…

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OPINION

Thin SIM by Equity is likely to end up as mobile number portability – dead!

You are bound to notice an expression of joy whenever you mention thin sim technology to an average Kenyan who is expecting Equity Bank, via it’s virtual mobile operator company…

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OPINION

How dumb does Orange Kenya think Kenyans are?

Orange Kenya and Airtel Kenya better forget ever catching up with Safaricom if the nasty experiences I went through yesterday remain unchanged. Although the experiences were caused by Orange Kenya…

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OPINION

Safaricom should be scared of Viettel

Two days ago The Standard published an article titled Safaricom in rare panic mode as bluechip firms go after telecoms’ billions. Although the article pointed out players such as the MNVO operators…

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TECH NEWS

Can Equity Bank save Kenyans again?

It is sad to read the news that Yumobile’s plan to exit the Kenyan market is at an advanced stage. Equally sad is the news that Orange is working on…

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TECH NEWS

Orange’s Tujuane tariff advertisement campaign a smart move.

“It is more affordable calling the other network from orange than calling within that network to orange.” Now very familiar to most households, orange has in the recent past caught…

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OPINION

We need Universal SIM Cards

There are a number of steps that have been taken by the government to increase competitiveness in the mobile telephone market, one of them being the adoption of number portability….

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TECH NEWS

Orange Vs Safaricom: Orange should win the war against Safaricom

Celtel-Zain-Airtel and Yu have tried this David vs Goliath price war against Safaricom without success. By August last year Airtel gave up on the price wars and increased their talk…

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TECH NEWS

Orange Vs Safaricom:- Let the War Begin

Safaricom vs Orange
 Now kids take a seat, grab pop corns, this could turn out to be the mother of all battles between the telcos in Kenya. Orange is out…

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TECH NEWS

Safaricom acknowledges its M-PESA practices are unfair

The unexpected move by Safaricom to agree to a settlement with Airtel Kenya regarding a case before the Competition Authority of Kenya (CAK) can be interpreted to mean that Safaricom…

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TECH NEWS

Calling abroad via Orange Kenya to cost 2 shillings

Yesterday Orange Kenya announced a new promotion targeting International calls. In the new tariffs, calling US, Canada, China, India and the UK will be at Kshs. 2 per minute. To…

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TECH NEWS

The new Orange Reverse Charge Call Service

Orange, has launched ‘NiSort’, a service that enables reverse charge calls within its network.  ‘NiSort’, will enable customers make calls when the calling party’s credit balance is zero. The service…

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TECH NEWS

Pesapal Orange Kenya Partnership- Buy Orange Airtime and Other Services using Mpesa

If you can’t beat them, then join them and make the world a better place. Our friends at the Orange Kenya seem to have seen the light  and have partnered…

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TECH NEWS

Summary of Kenyan mobile telephony Stats by CCK- 29.7 Million subscribers recorded

So the new CCK stats for the fourth quarter of the FY 2011/12 are out and here is the summary and my thoughts on some parts: As at 30th June…

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TECH NEWS

Orange PEWA – Allow Customers to Borrow credit

Orange has today unveiled an advance airtime top-up benefit, PEWA that will enable its customers to receive emergency credit. PEWA working in the same way as  Okoa Jahazi for Safaricom…

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TECH NEWS

iPhone 4S in Kenya and Kenyan phone market in 2012

Great. iPhone 4S is available in Kenya from today but Apple’s  choice of using Orange Kenya to market it in Kenya is a big mistake. Orange Kenya  way of doing…

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