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Central Bank of Kenya tells Safaricom to split dividend to avoid pressure on shilling

Published 20 Apr 2021 09:26 CET | Kenya

Pressure from the Central Bank of Kenya (CBK) has forced mobile operator Safaricom to split its dividend payouts to shield the weakening shilling when the operator seeks ...

Kenyan telecoms watchdog must re-advertise vacancy for director-general after court finds breach of ad rules

Published 16 Apr 2021 10:46 CET | Kenya

The Communications Authority of Kenya (CA) will have to re-start the recruitment of a new director-general to replace Francis Wangusi, after the Employment and Labour ...

Telkom Kenya develops Fursa platform for government for payments to young people

Published 15 Apr 2021 11:06 CET | Kenya

Telkom Kenya has signed an agreement with the Ministry of ICT's National Youth Council of Kenya (NYCK) to create the 'Fursa' (opportunity) platform for the council to ...

Kenya Competition Authority says Safaricom has not abused dominant position

Published 15 Apr 2021 11:00 CET | Kenya

The Competition Authority of Kenya (CAK) has defended Safaricom against claims that the operator has abused its dominance in the telecommunications sector, Business Daily ...

Kenya Competition Authority wants new laws on telecoms infrastructure sharing

Published 15 Apr 2021 10:47 CET | Kenya

The Competition Authority of Kenya (CAK) has asked Parliament to enact laws that will force telecommunications firms to share their infrastructure on a commercial basis, the ...

Safaricom starts pilot of mobile health records system

Published 14 Apr 2021 14:19 CET | Kenya

Kenyan operator Safaricom has partnered with Nakuru County to help improve health services for over 100,000 people through an integrated electronic medical records programme. ...

Xiaomi introduces Redmi Note 10, Note 10 Pro in Kenya

Published 14 Apr 2021 13:30 CET | Kenya

Xiaomi Redmi Note series is now available in Kenya. Under the Redmi Note 10 series, there are two models available in Kenya, the vanilla Redmi Note 10 and Redmi Note 10 Pro. ...

Airtel Kenya upgrades, expands network to improve service quality

Published 13 Apr 2021 12:41 CET | Kenya

Airtel Kenya is upgrading its network in an effort to meet the regulatory minimum on quality of calls across the country, the Business Daily reported. The operator has in the ...

Telkom offers Standard Group digital newspaper subscriptions in Kenya

Published 13 Apr 2021 12:27 CET | Kenya

Telkom Kenya and the Standard Group have partnered to deliver digital versions of the publisher's print content via smartphones. As a result, Telkom customers can read The ...

Kenya introduces rules for local ownership of at least 30% in ICT firms

Published 12 Apr 2021 09:58 CET | Kenya

The Kenyan government has introduced new ownership rules in the telecom sector that will push Airtel Kenya to sell a 30 percent stake to Kenyans over the next three years, in ...

Safaricom selects Ericsson E-band system for microwave backhaul

Published 09 Apr 2021 09:08 CET | Kenya

Kenyan operator Safaricom has chosen Ericsson to supply microwave equipment based on the E-band platform to achieve multi-Gbps backhaul capacity for mobile broadband. The ...

Huawei Kenya adds local banking apps on AppGallery

Published 09 Apr 2021 08:58 CET | Kenya

Huawei Mobile Kenya announced that local banking apps are now available on its AppGallery. These include apps from Stanbic Bank, Absa Kenya, SC Mobile, MCo-OpCash, Equity ...

Telkom Kenya loses consumer, digital MDs

Published 09 Apr 2021 08:51 CET | Kenya

Telkom Kenya announced that Steve Okeyo, Managing Director of the Consumer Service Delivery Unit, and Kris Senanu, Managing Director of the Digital Service Delivery Unit, are ...

Airtel Kenya upgrades some sites to 5G

Published 07 Apr 2021 10:12 CET | Kenya

Airtel Kenya has upgraded some of its sites for 5G mobile internet, Business Daily reported. Airtel said the deployment of 5G-ready networks would help it capitalise on the ...

Kenya registers spike in cyber threats in Q2

Published 02 Apr 2021 10:35 CET | Kenya

There was a spike in cyber threats in Kenya in the second quarter to December 2020, according to a report by the Communications Authority of Kenya (CA). There was a 59.8 ...

Kenya resumes charges for bank mobile wallet transactions above KES 100 to support SACCOs

Published 02 Apr 2021 10:31 CET | Kenya

The Central Bank of Kenya (CBK) has announced the resumption of charges for transactions above KES 100 done via bank specific (in-house) mobile money wallets linked to the ...

Kenyan mobile broadband subscriptions climb 5% in Q2, traffic up 16.2 percent

Published 02 Apr 2021 10:18 CET | Kenya

Total mobile broadband subscriptions rose by 4.6 percent to 25.78 million in the second quarter to 31 December 2020 from 24.63 million in the first quarter, a report by the ...

Kenyan internet subscriptions rise 2% to 44 mln in Q2

Published 02 Apr 2021 10:08 CET | Kenya

The total number of data/internet subscriptions increased by 2.2 percent to 44.49 million in the second quarter to 31 December 2020, according to the Communications Authority ...

Kenyan active mobile money subscriptions rise 2% to 33 mln in Q2

Published 02 Apr 2021 09:53 CET | Kenya

The number of active registered mobile money subscriptions in the second quarter to 31 December 2020 rose by 2.1 percent to 32.46 million from the first, and the number of ...

Kenyan mobile phone subscriptions rise nearly 3% in Q2

Published 02 Apr 2021 09:40 CET | Kenya

The number of active mobile subscriptions in the second quarter ended 31 December 2020 stood at 61.4 million, an increase of 2.6 percent from the preceding quarter, according ...

IXAfrica begins construction of hyperscale-ready data centre in Nairobi

Published 30 Mar 2021 16:43 CET | Kenya

IXAfrica, a new entrant in the data centre market in Kenya, has announced plans to build a sustainable campus at a prime location in Nairobi, with up to 42.5MW of capacity. ...

Facebook imposes VAT on Kenyan advertisers

Published 29 Mar 2021 09:53 CET | Kenya

Facebook has introduced taxes in Kenya effective 01 April applicable to advertisers following the new digital service tax introduced by the Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA). It ...

Safaricom plans over 150 5G sites within 12 months as it starts customer trials

Published 26 Mar 2021 10:43 CET | Kenya

Safaricom has announced the launch of 5G technology trials for customers and plans to expand the number of 5G sites to over 150 in nine towns in the next twelve months. The ...

Multichoice Kenya bundles DStv HD decoder with Azuri home solar electricity system

Published 26 Mar 2021 09:50 CET | Kenya

Azuri Technologies, a provider of pay-as-you-go solar home electricity, has announced a partnership with MultiChoice Kenya to bring DStv to off-grid households. They are ...

MultiChoice Kenya closes Railways Service Centre

Published 26 Mar 2021 09:41 CET | Kenya

MultiChoice Kenya has closed its Railways Service Centre effective 25 March but said customers can visit other branches such as Junction, Sarit centre, T-mall, Greenspan and ...

 

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