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Telkom Kenya offers special e-learning bundles for University of Nairobi students and staff

Published 10 Apr 2020 10:58 CET | Kenya

Telkom Kenya has launched a mobile data service for students, members of faculty and staff of the University of Nairobi (UoN) to enable continuity of study during the ...

Safaricom adds more public transport providers to M-Pesa cashless fares system

Published 10 Apr 2020 10:33 CET | Kenya

Kenyan operator Safaricom has extended its partnership with the public transport sector to facilitate cashless fare payments through M-Pesa, to combat the spread of the ...

Telkom Kenya shuts down 90% of T-Kash mobile money agents

Published 10 Apr 2020 09:49 CET | Kenya

Telkom Kenya has shut down almost 90 percent of its T-Kash mobile money agent network, reports The Standard. According to the latest data from the Communications Authority of ...

Safaricom offers 175,000 agents as coronavirus mask distributors

Published 09 Apr 2020 13:36 CET | Kenya

Kenyan operator Safaricom has offered its network of more than 175,000 agents as distribution points for masks and sanitisers to tackle Covid-19. Facing import shortages and ...

Oppo Kenya takes advance orders for Reno3, offers headphones and car charger

Published 08 Apr 2020 10:14 CET | Kenya

Oppo Kenya has started accepting reservations for its Reno3 smartphone at KES 39,999. Customers can make place their advance order via the Oppo Kenya Facebook Page and will ...

StarTimes Kenya rolls out home schooling programming

Published 06 Apr 2020 13:09 CET | Kenya

StarTimes Kenya has rolled out home schooling programming that will enable primary and high school students continue learning through audio visual programming that will be ...

Vodacom and Safaricom complete acquisition of M-Pesa brand from Vodafone

Published 06 Apr 2020 11:19 CET | Africa, Kenya

Vodacom South Africa and Safaricom said they have completed the acquisition of the M-Pesa brand from Vodafone, through a newly created joint venture. The transaction was ...

Internet Solutions Kenya introduces IS-Max home connectivity service

Published 06 Apr 2020 10:13 CET | Kenya

Internet Solutions (IS) Kenya has introduced a home connectivity service to enable people to work from home as the government strives to contain the spread of Covid-19. The ...

Safaricom to allow Bonga points to be used for cash

Published 03 Apr 2020 12:28 CET | Kenya

Kenyan operator Safaricom has rolled out Bonga For Good, an initiative that will see customers use Bonga Points from its loyalty scheme to pay for essential goods and ...

Airtel Kenya passes 2% VAT relief on to customers as airtime bonus

Published 03 Apr 2020 08:28 CET | Kenya

Airtel Kenya is giving 2 percent bonus airtime to all its prepaid customers for recharges following the government's announcement of a reduction in the VAT rate from 16 ...

Safaricom, education content providers partner for free access to digital learning

Published 02 Apr 2020 17:09 CET | Kenya

Learners will also be able to access education content on Shupavu Web, Viusasa E-learning and the Longhorn E-learning portal through the Safaricom network at no data cost, up ...

Safaricom gives customers extra airtime, credit to reflect VAT reduction

Published 02 Apr 2020 13:01 CET | Kenya

Safaricom has effected the 2 percent reduction in VAT ordered by President Uhuru Kenyatta as part of measures to cushion Kenyans from the economic effect of the coronavirus ...

Kenyan Q4 fixed internet market exceeds 500,000 as Zuku regains lead from Safaricom

Published 01 Apr 2020 09:54 CET | Kenya

Fixed internet connections in Kenya crossed the half-million mark for the first time in the quarter ending 31 December 2019, Business Daily reported citing the Communications ...

New Safaricom CEO takes charge

Published 01 Apr 2020 09:35 CET | Kenya

Safaricom's new CEO Peter Ndegwa has taken over the reins from 01 April, becoming the first indigenous Kenyan CEO of the telecom firm. Ndegwa takes over from founding CEO ...

Kenyan internet subscriptions fall to 39.6 mln in Q4

Published 31 Mar 2020 13:01 CET | Kenya

The number of data/internet subscriptions in Kenya declined to 39.6 million in the quarter ended 31 December 2019, of which 22.0 million subscriptions were for broadband, ...

Kenyan active mobile subscriptions rise by 1.3 mln in Q4, outgoing call minutes drop

Published 31 Mar 2020 12:52 CET | Kenya

The number of active mobile subscriptions in Kenya was 54.5 million in the quarter ended 31 December 2019, which was a mobile penetration rate (SIMs) of 114.8 percent, ...

Kenya P2P money transfers hit KES 684.5 bln in Q4

Published 31 Mar 2020 11:54 CET | Kenya

Kenyan Person to Person transfers over mobile money platforms hit KES 684.5 billion in the fourth quarter of last year, according to the latest data from the Communications ...

Jumia offers collections at post offices outside Nairobi

Published 31 Mar 2020 10:37 CET | Kenya

The Postal Corporation of Kenya has partnered Jumia to offer a discount on delivery fees. Customers will only pay KES 116 to collect their orders from Postal Pick Up Stations ...

Liquid Telecom opens up virtual workplace service in 13 countries

Published 31 Mar 2020 10:32 CET | Africa, Kenya

Liquid Telecom has opened its virtual workplace platform to educational institutions and customers in thirteen countries for remote working. Liquid Telecom (Kenya) marketing ...

Safaricom to help collect NSSF tenant fees via M-Pesa

Published 31 Mar 2020 09:04 CET | Kenya

Kenyan operator Safaricom and the National Social Security Fund (NSSF) have announced a partnership to empower customers on the NSSF Tenant Purchase Scheme to make monthly ...

Safaricom mulls price review to support students, workers during coronavirus crisis

Published 27 Mar 2020 11:26 CET | Kenya

Kenyan operator Safaricom says it is considering lowering data tariffs for students and employees working from home after the government shut down schools and public offices. ...

Safaricom and NCBA offer reprieve to M-Shwari loan customers because of Covid-19

Published 27 Mar 2020 10:55 CET | Kenya

Kenyan operator Safaricom and NCBA (formerly Commercial Bank of Africa) have agreed to defer M-Shwari late payment sanctions by 30 days, including roll-over fees, because of ...

Kenyan cyber attacks rise by 48% to 37 mln in Q4

Published 26 Mar 2020 10:01 CET | Kenya

Kenyan organisations faced about 37.1 million cyber threats in the last three months of 2019 compared with the previous quarter, representing a 47.3 percent increase, ...

Safaricom names Bianco to replace Badrinath as alternate director

Published 26 Mar 2020 09:55 CET | Kenya

Kenyan operator Safaricom has appointed Francesco Bianco as alternate director to replace Vivek Badrinath, who resigned on 20 March after serving or over three years. ...

Safaricom offers M-Pesa fare collection for Nairobi buses to avert contagion

Published 24 Mar 2020 13:45 CET | Kenya

Kenyan operator Safaricom has begun a partnership with public transport operators to accept cashless fare payments through M-Pesa, amid the coronavirus outbreak. The service ...

 

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