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Kenyan fixed and mobile internet subscriptions drop nearly 1% in Q3

Published 02 Jul 2020 10:13 CET | Kenya

The total number of data/internet subscriptions in Kenya dropped by 0.7 percent to 39.3 million in the third quarter ended 31 March, from 39.6 million subscriptions in Q2, ...

Kenyan active mobile money subscriptions exceed 29 mln in Q3

Published 02 Jul 2020 10:07 CET | Kenya

The number of registered active mobile money subscriptions stood at 29.1 million and the number of active mobile money agents stood at 202,102 in the third quarter ended 31 ...

Kenyan mobile phone subscriptions rise to 55 mln in Q3

Published 02 Jul 2020 09:55 CET | Kenya

The number of active mobile subscriptions in Kenya stood at 55.2 million in the third quarter to 31 March, which is a mobile (SIM) penetration rate of 116.1 percent according ...

Kenya releases KES 1.5 bln for Safaricom police camera contract

Published 01 Jul 2020 16:46 CET | Kenya

Kenya's Treasury has released KES 1.5 billion to the Interior ministry to be used to pay Safaricom. The operator earlier threatened to disconnect a security and surveillance ...

Infinix Hot 9 Pro goes on sale in Kenya

Published 01 Jul 2020 11:10 CET | Kenya

Infinix has introduced its Hot 9 series to the Kenyan market. The Infinix Hot Pro 9 smartphone in a variant with 3 GB RAM and 64 GB storage is available at KES 14,099. ...

Safaricom appoints Darcy as interim CFO

Published 01 Jul 2020 09:52 CET | Kenya

Kenyan operator Safaricom has appointed Ilanna Darcy as interim chief financial officer, replacing Sateesh Kamath who is leaving to take up a similar role at a subsidiary of ...

Central Bank of Kenya faces protest over extension of free money transfers

Published 30 Jun 2020 10:14 CET | Kenya

Telecommunication companies and banks have protested against the Central Bank of Kenya's extension of free mobile money transactions without consulting them, Business Daily ...

Visa ties up with TerraPay to encouarge domestic remittances

Published 25 Jun 2020 13:58 CET | Kenya

Global payments infrastructure company TerraPay and Visa have announced a partnership to promote financial inclusion and cashless transactions for domestic payments and ...

Kenyan court suspends recruitment of CA director-general

Published 25 Jun 2020 12:54 CET | Kenya

The Kenyan Labour Court has suspended a notice to fill the position of Communications Authority of Kenya director general pending hearing of a case challenging the ...

CBK extends free mobile money transactions amid COVID-19

Published 25 Jun 2020 11:35 CET | Kenya

The Central Bank of Kenya (CBK) has extended free mobile money transactions below KES 1,000 to help promote cashless transactions during the Covid-19 pandemic. CBK noted a ...

Safaricom shuts M-Pesa briefly on 25 June for maintenance

Published 25 Jun 2020 11:25 CET | Kenya

Kenyan operator Safaricom has announced that M-Pesa would be unavailable during maintenance on 25 June between 00:00 hrs and 05:00 hrs. It said the timing of this maintenance ...

Oppo Kenya offers A52 through Jumia

Published 24 Jun 2020 14:44 CET | Kenya

Oppo Kenya has partnered with local online retailer Jumia to introduce the Oppo A52. The smartphone will be available for reservationsfrom 22-28 June and will start selling ...

Safaricom foundation donates PPE to healthcare workers

Published 23 Jun 2020 12:07 CET | Kenya

Kenyan operator Safaricom's Foundation has handed over personal protective equipment (PPE) worth over KES 7 million to healthcare workers in Meru, Kajiado and Baringo in ...

Safaricom partners with two dailies for KES 10 e-Papers

Published 22 Jun 2020 11:22 CET | Kenya

Kenyan operator Safaricom has partnered with Radio Africa Group and Mediamax so that customers purchase The Star and People Daily e-Papers for KES 10 per issue. This follows ...

3 Kenyans launch KoviTrace app aimed at containing Covid-19

Published 19 Jun 2020 10:06 CET | Kenya

Three Kenyans have developed a mobile application called KoviTrace, to help authorities trace the movement of patients who have tested positive for Covid-19, as well as those ...

Vivo to launch V19 smartphone in Kenyan market

Published 19 Jun 2020 08:27 CET | Kenya

Vivo has announced it will launch the V19 smartphone with a dual punch hole camera in the Kenyan market on 24 June. The V19 will retail at KES 45,000. ...

Safaricom Foundation's TVET programme kicks off with online learning

Published 18 Jun 2020 13:47 CET | Kenya

Kenyan operator Safaricom says some 300 students who have been shortlisted for its foundation's Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) programme will begin ...

Safaricom launches Lipa Na M-Pesa business app for merchants

Published 18 Jun 2020 13:04 CET | Kenya

Safaricom has announced a smartphone application for the more than 170,000 merchants using Lipa Na M-Pesa. The app is named "M-Pesa for Business" and will provide mobile ...

Oppo partners Etisalat to launch 5G flagship Find X2 Pro in the UAE

Published 17 Jun 2020 16:12 CET | Kenya

Oppo has announced the launch of its flagship smartphone Find X2 Pro in the UAE, in partnership with Etisalat. The smartphone will be available in black ceramic with 512 GB ...

Safaricom warns of overnight M-Pesa network maintenance on 18 June

Published 17 Jun 2020 13:41 CET | Kenya

Safaricom has announced that M-Pesa services will undergo maintenance between 00:00 hrs and 05:00 hrs on 18 June. The Kenyan operator said the mobile money services will be ...

Safaricom customers redeem 1 billion points in Bonga for Good scheme

Published 16 Jun 2020 17:50 CET | Kenya

Kenyan operator Safaricom said its customers redeemed more than 1 billion points from its Bonga loyalty scheme in the two months of the Bonga For Good Initiative, which came ...

Liquid Telecom Kenya uses IoT to provide Twiga Foods with agricultural information

Published 16 Jun 2020 11:28 CET | Kenya

Liquid Telecom Kenya says it is partnering Twiga Foods to increase agricultural productivity using the Internet of Things (IoT) network. Liquid Telecom has deployed a ...

Outgoing Safaricom CFO supports closer cooperation with parent firm on innovation

Published 16 Jun 2020 10:46 CET | Kenya

Safaricom's outgoing chief financial officer (CFO) Sateesh Kamath says he will push for closer collaboration between the Kenyan telecom operator and Vodafone in terms of ...

Safaricom partners Kenya Red Cross to help flood victims

Published 16 Jun 2020 09:29 CET | Kenya

Kenyan operator Safaricom through its Foundation has extended its partnership with the Kenya Red Cross Society to help families affected by the ongoing floods. Safaricom has ...

Safaricom submits expression of interest in Ethiopia licence

Published 15 Jun 2020 09:42 CET | Ethiopia, Kenya

Kenyan operator Safaricom has bid for one of the two telecommunications licences available in neighbouring Ethiopia, The Standard reported. Safaricom said it has submitted an ...

 

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