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PortableVoices signs podcast distribution and production deal with Afripods

Published 10 Dec 2019 13:32 CET | Kenya

Kenyan media production and podcast network start-up PortableVoices has announced a podcast distribution partnership with Afripods, an African-focused platform for podcasters ...

Airtel Kenya launches overhauls data bundles, offers cheap calls

Published 10 Dec 2019 11:30 CET | Kenya

Airtel Kenya has started offering data with no expiry from KES 1 for 5 MB and voice calls for KES 2 to any network. Airtel managing director Prasanta Sarma said its ...

Competition Authority continues reviewing merger of Telkom Kenya with Airtel

Published 10 Dec 2019 10:43 CET | Kenya

The Competition Authority of Kenya (CAK) says it is reviewing the merger of Airtel with Telkom Kenya, distancing itself from suggestions by the Ethics and Anti-Corruption ...

Safaricom and regulators sued for M-Pesa outages

Published 09 Dec 2019 12:49 CET | Kenya

A Kenyan man has sued mobile network operator Safaricom for outages on the M-Pesa network, the Standard reported. In a class-action suit filed at the High Court in Nairobi, ...

Kenyan government earns KES 26.3 bln in mobile airtime tax in 2018

Published 09 Dec 2019 11:03 CET | Kenya

The Kenyan government collected KESD 26.3 billion in excise taxes from airtime in 2018, The Standard reported citing official data from the Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA). The ...

Google seeks to buy stake in Lake Turkana wind farm in Kenya

Published 09 Dec 2019 10:59 CET | Kenya

Google is among a group of global firms seeking to invest in Lake Turkana Wind Power (LTWP), Kenya's largest private sector project, which was officially commissioned in ...

Safaricom, health ministry and KT partner on disease surveillance project

Published 06 Dec 2019 12:20 CET | Kenya

Kenyan operator Safaricom has partnered with the Ministry of Health and Korea Telecom (KT) to launch a disease surveillance and awareness project. Safiri Smart is part of ...

Kenya's mobile operators grow workforce by 23.8%

Published 06 Dec 2019 09:01 CET | Kenya

New jobs in Kenya's mobile telecom sector increased at the fastest rate in five years in the year to June, up by 23.8 percent, according to data from the Communications ...

Safaricom donates KES 1 mln sponsorship for Imenti South Road Race

Published 05 Dec 2019 11:20 CET | Kenya

Kenyan operator Safaricom has provided KES 1 million in sponsorship for the thirteenth Imenti South Road Race on 08 December. Over 700 athletes from across the country are ...

Safaricom pilots Mali unit trust investments

Published 05 Dec 2019 09:23 CET | Kenya

Kenyan operator Safaricom has begun enabling customers to invest as little as KES 100 in unit trusts via M-Pesa, reports Tech-ish. The service is called Mali and is available ...

CA connects 68 remote sub-locations to mobile voice services

Published 04 Dec 2019 11:33 CET | Kenya

The Communications Authority of Kenya (CA) says it has connected 68 sub-locations across the country, that were previously not linked to basic mobile telephony, to mobile ...

MultiChoice Kenya removes two news channels from Compact bouquet

Published 02 Dec 2019 10:56 CET | Kenya

MultiChoice Kenya has removed two popular news stations from its Compact bouquet. Bloomberg and CNBC Africa will now only be available on the Compact Plus and Premium ...

Safaricom signs digital mail box deal with Post Office

Published 02 Dec 2019 09:46 CET | Kenya

Safaricom and the Postal Corporation of Kenya have announced a partnership to supply digital Post Office Boxes to more than 5 million more customers. Safaricom customers can ...

CA issues new rules to end SIM card hawking and fraud

Published 29 Nov 2019 10:54 CET | Kenya

The Communications Authority of Kenya (CA) has proposed new regulations under which SIM cards hawkers would face six months in gaol, a KES 300,000 fine or both, the Daily ...

Safaricom offers 5% cash back on M-Pesa for Black Friday weekend

Published 29 Nov 2019 09:03 CET | Kenya

Kenyan operator Safaricom announced a Black Friday offer that will see its customers receive 5 percent of their spending back when they pay with Lipa Na M-Pesa from 29 ...

Safaricom offers up to 45% off smart devices, accessories

Published 28 Nov 2019 12:35 CET | Kenya

Kenyan operator Safaricom announced discounts for the festive season of up to 45 percent on various smart devices and accessories. Available until 05 January 2020, the offers ...

Oppo Reno 2F launches in Kenya

Published 28 Nov 2019 12:33 CET | Kenya

Oppo has launched the new Reno 2F smartphone in Kenya. It has 8GB of RAM, 128GB of ROM and runs on the Mediatek MTK P70 processor. The smartphone comes with a 4,000 mAh ...

Huawei takes reservations for Y9s in Kenya, offers free headphones

Published 28 Nov 2019 11:01 CET | Kenya

Huawei has begun accepting reservations for its Y9s smartphone in Kenya and is offering free headphones to customers who order it in advance of the launch on 01 December. The ...

StarTimes ties up with Chinese firm to create Sino-African film talent TV show

Published 27 Nov 2019 11:26 CET | China, Kenya

StarTimes Kenya and the Beijing Municipal Bureau of Radio and Television have launched joint broadcast content development efforts between Kenyan actors and their Chinese ...

CA probes Safaricom voice and text outage on 23 November

Published 27 Nov 2019 10:32 CET | Kenya

The Communications Authority (CA) is investigating mobile operator Safaricom after an outage knocked out services for more than twelve hours starting on the evening of 23 ...

Safaricom connects KBL coolers across Kenya

Published 26 Nov 2019 12:10 CET | Kenya

Kenyan operator Safaricom announced an IoT partnership with Kenya Breweries (KBL) to connect its coolers. The coolers wired with sensors and connections to the Safaricom 4G ...

Anam Technologies opens new African headquarters in Kenya

Published 20 Nov 2019 17:26 CET | Africa, Kenya

Dublin-based Anam Technologies, provider of messaging systems of mobile operators worldwide, has opened its new Anam Africa headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya....

Facebook to host developer circles leads at summit in Nairobi

Published 19 Nov 2019 14:29 CET | Kenya

Facebook is hosting a Facebook Developer Circle Leads Summit on 20-21 November in Nairobi, ahead of the first Facebook iD8 Nairobi conference for developers and start-ups on ...

Safaricom's M-Pesa sponsors women's golf competition

Published 19 Nov 2019 14:18 CET | Kenya

Safaricom's has announced a KES 23 million sponsorship towards the inaugural Ladies European Tour, from 05-08 December 2019 at the Vipingo Ridge Baobab Course. This is the ...

Kenyan mobile payments grow 10.5% in first 9 months

Published 19 Nov 2019 09:51 CET | Kenya

Kenyan mobile cash transactions rose by KES 307.16 billion in the nine months ended September, largely driven by growth in e-commerce, reports Business Daily. Mobile payments ...

 

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