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Telkom Kenya discontinues Loon technology pilot

Published 22 Jan 2021 10:41 CET | Kenya

Telkom Kenya says the technology pilot with Alphabet's Loon will be coming to an end on 01 March following the announcement that Loon is being wound down as a company ...

Safaricom Foundation's Ndoto Zetu scheme benefits 2,000 pupils

Published 21 Jan 2021 15:19 CET | Kenya

Safaricom Foundation says close to 2,000 pupils in six counties have benefited from infrastructure support through its Ndoto Zetu initiative. Schools have received desks and ...

Kenyan banks lose KES 1.2 bln card payment revenues to mobile money since March 2020

Published 21 Jan 2021 09:31 CET | Kenya

Top banks in Kenya have warned of an expected significant drop in net earnings for the year 2020, citing deteriorating economic conditions and the Covid-19 containment ...

Kenyan ICT secretary appoints data regulations development taskforce

Published 18 Jan 2021 10:18 CET | Kenya

Kenyan ICT Cabinet Secretary Joe Mucheru has appointed a taskforce to develop the Data Protection Regulations. The Data Protection Act was signed into law in 2019. Immaulate ...

MultiChoice Kenya launches upgrade promotion for customers

Published 15 Jan 2021 12:33 CET | Kenya

MultiChoice Kenya is offering its DStv and GOtv customers new promotions The DStv Step-Up promotion and the GOtv Changamkia Maximum Discount will run until 31 March. Under ...

Kenyan mobile money registrations grow 11% in first 11 months

Published 14 Jan 2021 09:56 CET | Kenya

The number of registered mobile money accounts in Kenya increased by 6.6 million between January and November 2020, according to data from the Central Bank of Kenya (CBK) ...

Kenyan data protection commissioner drafts new rules to prohibit sale of personal details to third parties

Published 13 Jan 2021 13:26 CET | Kenya

Kenya's Office of the Data Protection Commissioner is seeking to prohibit the sale of personal data to third parties, reports Citizen News. A draft guidance note says that ...

Cellulant CEO and co-founder Njoroge to quit by end-2021

Published 13 Jan 2021 13:12 CET | Kenya

African payments company Cellulant's co-founder Ken Njoroge says he will quit at the end of 2021, after eighteen years of running the company. He will transition from the ...

Showmax and Canal+ announce 'Crime & Justice' as first Kenyan original series

Published 12 Jan 2021 10:40 CET | Kenya

Streaming service Showmax is expanding its investment in Africa with its first original Kenyan series and second co-production with global broadcaster Canal+. They have begun ...

Kenya Revenue Authority targets 1,000 registrations for new digital service tax - report

Published 11 Jan 2021 11:33 CET | Kenya

The Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) is targeting to net some 1,000 businesses and people under the new digital taxes that came into force on 01 January, Business Daily ...

Vivo V20 goes on sale in Kenya

Published 06 Jan 2021 10:44 CET | Kenya

The Vivo V20 smartphone has gone on sale in Kenya for KES 45,999. It will be available in two colours, called Midnight Jazz and Sunset Melody. It comes with a 44 MP Eye ...

Safaricom among 29 firms offering public transport fare system ahead of cash ban

Published 06 Jan 2021 10:33 CET | Kenya

Kenyan operator Safaricom is among a group of lenders and IT companies that have been licensed to provide cashless payments services on Public Service Vehicles (PSVs), ...

Safaricom adds 22,000 fixed internet subscriptions in Q3

Published 06 Jan 2021 10:00 CET | Kenya

Kenyan operator Safaricom added 22,008 new connections to its fixed internet service in the three months to September 2020, driven by demand as people worked from home ...

Kenyan digital service tax takes effect

Published 06 Jan 2021 09:52 CET | Kenya

The Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) has confirmed that the new digital service tax (DST) came into effect on 01 January. The Finance Act 2020 introduced DST on income from ...

Kenya says cyber threats jump during pandemic lockdown

Published 05 Jan 2021 13:19 CET | Kenya

During the period, there was also an increase in online abuse and online fraud cases reported. Of these requests, 1.7 percent related to child online abuse, 36.2 percent were ...

Kenyan central bank review could force Safaricom to share mobile money agents

Published 05 Jan 2021 11:24 CET | Kenya

The Central Bank of Kenya (CBK) has launched a fresh review of the national payment system that will force Safaricom to offer rivals access to its vast network of mobile ...

Kenyan internet subscriptions rise 5% in Q1

Published 05 Jan 2021 11:16 CET | Kenya

Kenyan internet subscriptions increased by 4.8 percent to 43.4 million in the first quarter to 30 September 2020, with mobile data subscriptions accounting for 98.5 percent ...

Kenyan mobile phone subscriptions rise to 60 mln in Q1

Published 05 Jan 2021 11:06 CET | Kenya

The number of active mobile subscriptions in Kenya increased to 59.8 million in the first quarter ended 30 September from 57.0 million subscriptions in June 2020, statistics ...

Safaricom says no plans for 5G launch in near term

Published 05 Jan 2021 09:57 CET | Kenya

Kenyan operator Safaricom has suspended plans for the launch of the 5G mobile internet service in the near term, the Business Daily reported. Safaricom CEO Peter Ndegwa said ...

Kenya mobile money subscriptions near 32 mln in Q1

Published 05 Jan 2021 09:11 CET | Kenya

Kenya's active mobile money subscriptions increased by 9.8 percent to 31.8 million at the end of September, according to statistics from the Communications Authority (CA). ...

Airtel Kenya amends pricing for money transfer services

Published 04 Jan 2021 10:53 CET | Kenya

Airtel Kenya says it has amended its pricing for person-to-person and Airtel Money wallet-to-bank transfers following pricing guiding principles put out by the Central Bank ...

Huawei trains 100 Kenyan through DigiTruck scheme

Published 23 Dec 2020 11:33 CET | Kenya

Huawei said more than 100 Kenyan students have graduated from its DigiTruck training scheme, bringing to 1,500 the number of graduates from the programme. They did four weeks ...

Safaricom cuts M-Pesa tariff for smaller transactions

Published 23 Dec 2020 09:27 CET | Kenya

Safaricom has reduced M-Pesa tariffs by up to 45 percent for lower value transaction bands. It said the decision was taken in consideration of the expiry of zero-rated M-Pesa ...

Kenya launches National Security Telecommunications Service to connect security agencies

Published 21 Dec 2020 10:52 CET | Kenya

The Kenyan government has launched the National Security Telecommunications Service (NSTS) to enhance information sharing among security agencies. President Uhuru Kenyatta ...

Huawei Kenya opens Nairobi centre to oversee subcontractors with connections via Smart Helmet

Published 21 Dec 2020 10:46 CET | Kenya

Huawei Kenya said it plans to enhance its projects service delivery capacity in collaboration with local partners. According to Huawei Southern Africa region procurement ...


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