TECHNOLOGY

Safaricom Subscribers To Get Back Their Data Bundles In New Promotion

Safaricom has rolled out “Asante Data Sunday” in which customers will get back all the data they use on Friday 23rd and Saturday 24th November 2018. The move by the…

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MOBILE MONEY

Safaricom Dominance : Why Other Telcos Need To Innovate To Survive

On the story asking why Wangusi was sent home, I mentioned that Safaricom dominance issue could not be the reason. Since then I have spent a lot of time thinking…

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TELECOMMUNICATION

Communication Authority of Kenya issues 7 stern warnings to SIM-card owners

Communication Authority of Kenya has issued a warning to those lending phones to strangers, friends or family to make calls, send text messages and make financial transactions. According to the…

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safaricom 4G KENYA

Safaricom 4G: Safaricom acquires 4G licence for Ksh.2.53 billion. The telecom is now ready to roll out 4G coverage country wide.

Safaricom Limited has been piloting the 4G network for about two years now. Well, Safaricom is now moving to the next phase in offering 4G coverage in Kenya. The firm…

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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

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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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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TECH NEWS

Orange to clock 41 counties in 3G rollout end of Q1

Communications company Orange has rolled out GSM network in Mandera County. The service launch comes as part of Orange’s strategic plan to spread data solutions across counties in the country…

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TECH NEWS

KADUDA ,Orange’s most affordable dual SIM handset

Orange has launched an entry level dual SIM handset, further lowering the entry barriers for first time mobile phone users. With dual SIM capability, the device dubbed Kaduda, comes with…

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TECH NEWS

GSMA Results of New Mobile Phone Gender Gap Survey

The GSMA on the 3rd of March 2015 released ‘Bridging the Gender Gap: Mobile Access and Usage in Low- and Middle-income Countries’, a report that examines mobile phone ownership by…

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TECH NEWS

Orange switches over to GSM Network

Solutions provider and telecommunications company Orange will no longer operate its CDMA network in Kenya. This decision was arrived at after a thorough review of the business’s product and solution…

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TECH NEWS

Orange Kenya and Greenlight planet launch strategic partnership to light up off-grid homes

This is why Orange has partnered GreenLight Planet, a US based company that delivers affordable energy to off-grid consumers, to provide clean, safe affordable solar lighting to Kenyan homes in…

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TECH NEWS

Orange disassociates itself from INFONET in new Wi-Fi roll out

Bungoma County will henceforth enjoy wireless internet connection courtesy of telecommunications company Orange in its strategic plan to spread its data solutions offering into the counties and supporting its mandate…

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TECH NEWS

Orange rolls out 3G network to 14 more areas in the country

With mobile Internet being viewed as the next growth area in the country’s telecommunication industry, Orange has added 14 more urban centres to its 3G network. Isiolo, Othaya, Keruguya, Kenol,…

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TECH NEWS

Orange telco Mass Market share grows in latest sector statistics

According to communications Authority of Kenya sector statistics report for the period of July to September 2014, the first quarter of the 2014/2015 budgetary year, indicates that Orange is ahead…

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OPINION

Dear ORANGE, time you gave subscribers the real deal

I really did not care for Orange before today. Now, read this; “ Integrated telecommunications solutions provider Orange has earmarked 2015 for further subscriber acquisition and the overall growth of…

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TECH NEWS

Orange launches reward scheme for its corporate clients

Mobile operator Orange has today rolled out a loyalty programme for its corporate clients dubbed ‘Corporate Ziada’ a maiden reward scheme in the market that allows a corporate entity to…

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TECH NEWS

Orange Kenya seems to have collected its pieces for the better.

Word has been around that Orange Telecommunications Company is headed for ‘death’. Listening to people talk, you could tell its already a done deal between buyer and seller. The france…

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TECH NEWS

Don’t be excited yet, Equity Bank might not pull the mobile money business

It’s been a month since I told a close friend of the plan Equity Bank has on mobile money business yet the excitement I saw in him is still very…

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TECH NEWS

Orange launches the fourth edition of the Orange Africa Social Venture Prize.

Mobile operator Orange has launched the fourth Orange African Social Venture Prize (OASVP) an initiative that promotes social innovation supporting development through ICT. This fourth edition comes armed with the…

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TECH NEWS

My Safaricom line should be ads free

Two days ago in a restaurant in Nakuru, a friend of mine received a text message from Safaricom. The message, he says, read, “You have qualified for a GOtv decoder”….

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TECH NEWS

Orange rolls out 3G networks in Uasin Gishu County.

Telecommunications Company Orange has rolled out 3G network service into Uasin Gishu County that will initially cover Eldoret town and its environs, the Moi university locality and Iten. The move…

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TECH NEWS

Orange to power Nakuru town’s free Wi-Fi.

Service provider Orange in partnership with Infonet a Kenya based innovations group working towards improving interactions between government, civil society and citizens through ICTs, will power the Wi-Fi access to…

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TECH NEWS

Orange Kenya Launches Facebook Bila Net Service For Non-Data Enabled Phones

Orange Kenya has launched a Facebook dial service, that offers mobile access to Facebook to entry level customers who were not previously mobile data users. The service ,dubbed ‘Facebook Bila Net’, targets Orange…

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TECH NEWS

Orange Launches its operations in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Orangehas announced today the launch of its operations under the Orange brand in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Orange with  global community of 183 million Orange customers is set…

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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

Fake Phones- Expect Chaos on the 30th of September

The day of switching off the fake phones is fast approaching and comes 30th of September according to CCK all 4 million phones will be off.  I know we all…

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TECH NEWS

Orange Now Offers Free Mobile Phone Access to Wikipedia

Orange is now offering mobile phone access to Wikipedia, the free online encyclopaedia at no connectivity cost. Any customer with an Orange SIM and mobile internet enabled phone will be…

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