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Kenyan telecom firms, broadcasters to lose idle spectrum frequencies

Published 22 Jan 2020 09:40 CET | Kenya

Kenyan telecommunication operators and broadcasters face the loss of idle spectrum as the regulator clamps down on hoarding of the assets, reports Business Daily. New ...

Safaricom ties up with Ria for international money transfers via M-Pesa

Published 21 Jan 2020 10:01 CET | Kenya

Kenyan operator Safaricom has partnered with Ria Money Transfer to enable more than 26 million M-Pesa customers to receive international money transfers from over 20 ...

Jumia Kenya appoints new COO as Owusu-Kyereko becomes Jumia Ghana CEO

Published 20 Jan 2020 10:47 CET | Kenya

E-commerce platform Jumia Kenya has appointed Kenneth Oyolla as its chief commercial officer (CCO), taking over from Diana Owusu-Kyereko, who has been promoted to the ...

MultiChoice Kenya offers 30-day package upgrade with renewals

Published 17 Jan 2020 10:43 CET | Kenya

MultiChoice Kenya has begun the 'Step Up' campaign, whereby subscribers who pay and renew their subscription get a free upgrade. All DStv Family, Access, Compact Plus and ...

Liquid Telecom IoT network reaches 158 base stations in Kenya

Published 17 Jan 2020 10:27 CET | Kenya

Liquid Telecom Kenya has deployed an Internet of Things network covering 78 percent of the population. Its number of IoT base stations has risen to 158 from 20 in 2018. They ...

Vivo Y19 goes on sale in Kenya

Published 17 Jan 2020 09:30 CET | Kenya

Viva Kenya has begun selling the Vivo Y19 in Magnetic Black and Spring White at KES 26,999. The Vivo Y19 joins the Y- series, which include the Y12, Y15 and Y17 currently ...

Safaricom must share M-Pesa details of missing taxi driver

Published 15 Jan 2020 10:51 CET | Kenya

Kenya's Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) has obtained orders compelling mobile phone firm Safaricom to share the M-Pesa account details of a Congolese taxi driver ...

Safaricom's M-Pesa Foundation runs training for high school leavers

Published 15 Jan 2020 10:46 CET | Kenya

Kenyan operator Safaricom's M-Pesa Foundation Academy has launched an eleven-month, post high school programme for its 91 Form Four leavers. It will be hosted at the newly ...

Safaricom, M-Gas launch prepaid domestic cooking gas service

Published 14 Jan 2020 10:29 CET | Kenya

Kenyan operator Safaricom and M-Gas have announced the launch of a prepaid domestic gas service. Customers will be able to purchase gas from as low as KES 1 through M-Pesa, ...

Airtel Kenya seeks more time to pay damages to customer over phone number switch

Published 13 Jan 2020 11:14 CET | Kenya

Airtel Kenya has filed an application seeking an extension of time to comply with court orders, including depositing KES 500,000 awarded to a businessman whose mobile phone ...

Safaricom offers houses, ploughs, trucks and motorbikes as prizes in Lipa Na M-Pesa promotion

Published 09 Jan 2020 09:33 CET | Kenya

Kenyan operator Safaricom has launched an eight-week Lipa Na M-Pesa promotion to reward both customers and merchants for making and receiving payments. Buyers and sellers ...

Safaricom loses attempt to stop legal clauses requiring it to reveal supply contract details

Published 09 Jan 2020 09:31 CET | Kenya

Parliamentary records show that Safaricom has lost its bid to block sections of the competition law requiring it to reveal secret supplier deals to the market watchdog, ...

Microsoft appoints Ntwiga as country manager for Kenyan operations

Published 08 Jan 2020 10:11 CET | Kenya

Microsoft has appointed Kendi Ntwiga Nderitu as the manager for its operations in Kenya. Ntwiga had previously served as the General Manager of the East, West and Central ...

Vivo opens Nairobi service centre, plans branches in Mombasa and Eldoret

Published 08 Jan 2020 09:55 CET | Kenya

Global smartphone brand Vivo plans to expand its presence in the Kenyan market. Arthur Xian, CEO of Vivo Kenya, said that the company has opened new customer service centre ...

Safaricom plans to monetise customer location data, seeks platform supplier

Published 07 Jan 2020 09:37 CET | Kenya

Kenyan operator Safaricom is seeking to pre-qualify suppliers of a location tracking and intelligence platform, signaling its plan to monetise data from its customer base, ...

StarTimes Kenya to broadcast Emirates FA Cup and Community Shield

Published 03 Jan 2020 09:59 CET | Kenya

StarTimes Media says subscribers in Kenya will be able to watch the Emirates FA Cup and the FA Community Shield as the broadcaster has secured transmission rights for all ...

MultiChoice Kenya names Matimu as new MD

Published 02 Jan 2020 11:08 CET | Kenya

MultiChoice Kenya has announced the appointment of Nancy Matimu as new managing director, taking over from Eric Odipo, who has left the firm to pursue other interests, ...

Xiaomi opens 2nd Kenyan shop

Published 02 Jan 2020 10:59 CET | Kenya

Chinese electronics manufacturer Xiaomi has opened its second Kenyan retail shop. Kevin Zheng, manager for Africa region, told Xinhua that the Mi Home shop will sell ...

StarTimes hands over digital TV project to Kenyan authorities

Published 02 Jan 2020 10:51 CET | Kenya

StarTimes Kenya has handed over the digital television project to Kenya's authorities after successful implementation. It began in June 2018 and is part of the 10,000 digital ...

Startimes Kenya adds Love Nature and Smithsonian documentary channels

Published 02 Jan 2020 10:17 CET | Kenya

StarTimes Media in Kenya has introduced the Love Nature and Smithsonian documentary channels. Love Nature, is a round-the-clock wild and marine animals channel available to ...

Airtel Kenya users make longer voice calls than Safaricom customers

Published 02 Jan 2020 10:08 CET | Kenya

Airtel Kenya subscribers speak nearly three times more on their mobile phones than Safaricom users, because of its cheaper call tariffs, according to a new report from the ...

Nokia C1 Android Go smartphone goes on sale in Kenya

Published 02 Jan 2020 10:05 CET | Kenya

The Nokia C1 Android Go phone has gone on sale in Kenya, running on the Android 9 Pie OS Go edition. It has 1 GB RAM, 16 GB storage, 2500mAh battery and 5.45pinch 480p ...

Safaricom undecided on when to launch new savings service Mali

Published 02 Jan 2020 09:35 CET | Kenya

Kenyan operator Safaricom is undecided on when to roll out commercially a new savings service on its M-Pesa platform, which it operator has been testing for weeks, reports ...

Safaricom becomes Kenya's largest fixed internet provider in Q3

Published 30 Dec 2019 10:58 CET | Kenya

Safaricom has overtaken Wananchi Group-owned Zuku by number of fixed internet connections and now controls 34 percent of the market, the Nation reported, citing statistics ...

Kenya mobile subscribers still growing in Q3, mobile money segment contracts

Published 24 Dec 2019 10:33 CET | Kenya

The number of mobile subscribers in Kenya rose to 53.2 million in September, up 1.9 percent from three months earlier and equal to a penetration of 112 percent, the latest ...


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