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MTN Rwanda launches new service centers

May 12, 2015 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

In recent years, Rwanda has witnessed telecommunications infrastructure bolstered and better overall services have been delivered to subscribers on networks. Now, MTN Rwanda is announcing that four new customer service centers across the country have been launched with the goal of delivering better overall service to its users. According to MTN Rwanda, the...

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Wang'ombe Kariuki Director-General at Competition Authority of Kenya

Kenya telecom sector and watchdogs call for truce

May 8, 2015 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

Kenya has been in the midst of a telecommunications companies versus regulators struggle for some time, but that battle appears to be coming to an end after the country’s regulators announced they inked a new memorandum of understanding aimed at settling...

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Kenya: Safaricom sees substantial rise in net profit

May 8, 2015 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

Kenyan operator Safaricom reported that it had seen a 38 percent increase in the company’s net profit through the end of the last fiscal year through March 31. The operator says its net profit came in at KES 31.9 billion for the year, up from KES 23.04...

Jean Claude

What if African nations operated as one big innovation ecosystem?

May 6, 2015 • East Africa, Features, North Africa, Opinion, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

With the fourth edition of the Innovation Prize for Africa (IPA) around the corner, I am eagerly waiting to meet the creators of the latest innovations that were shortlisted for the Award. I find myself preoccupied with a subject that both excites me and...

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Tigo Tanzania offers free access to Facebook

May 6, 2015 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

Staying connected with friends and family is getting one step easier in Tanzania after the country’s leading telecom operator announced that it had partnered with the social networking company to give its users free access to Facebook. Tigo Tanzania made...

Airtel Kenya confirmed that the upgrades that have been discussed have already begun to take form in Nairobi.

Airtel Kenya working to improve 3.75G Network performance

May 5, 2015 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

Airtel Kenya has stated that it was working to improve the quality of its 3.75G network performance in the capital, Nairobi, as part of the company’s overall push to increase the productivity of its network and increase speed of browsing for its customers....

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ICT skills set to develop with new MOU in Kenya

April 27, 2015 • Company News, East Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

The ICT Authority and Microsoft have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), which will, among other things, see Microsoft offer support in providing a platform that will enable ICT skills training for up to 300 000 teachers. According to the memorandum,...

Tigo

Tigo unveils new 4G LTE technology for Tanzania

April 27, 2015 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

Tigo Tanzania has unveiled brand new 4G LTE technology, which according to the telecom operator, will make it the largest and fastest Internet network provider in the country. Speaking at the launch, Tigo Interim General Manager Cecile Tiano said: “This...

H.E. Mr Jean Philbert Nsengimana Minister, Ministry of Youth and ICT (MYICT), Rwanda (image credit: ITU)

Rwandan girls urged to take up studies and careers in ICT

April 23, 2015 • East Africa, Features, Top StoriesComments (0)

The Minister of Youth and ICT, Jean Philbert Nsengimana, has called on Rwandan girls to take up studies and careers in ICT as these offer a chance for them to enhance their skills and tackle unemployment challenges. Minister Nsengimana made the call in a...

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Safaricom’s Nzioka Waita joins Kenyan civil service

April 22, 2015 • East Africa, People, Top StoriesComments (0)

Safaricom’s, Nzioka Waita has been called to the Civil Service by Kenyan President, Uhuru Kenyatta. Nzioka is currently the mobile operator’s Head of Corporate Affairs. According to a report by cio.co.ke, the 39-year-old has been appointed Secretary...

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Kenya: Samsung launches Galaxy S6 & S6 Edge

April 20, 2015 • East Africa, Gadgets and Gaming, Top StoriesComments (0)

Samsung East Africa has revealed that the Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge smartphones are available on the Kenyan market. Robert Ngeru, Samsung East Africa COO stated that the firm recorded 500 pre-orders for both the Samsung S6 and S6 Edge before the...

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Kenya: Safaricom set to upgrade M-Pesa platform

April 15, 2015 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (3)

Kenyan operator Safaricom has revealed that it has started final preparations for the launch of the second generation of its M-PESA platform as it prepares to perform a full scale system upgrade aimed at improving efficiencies and speed over the next week....

Kris Senanu Deputy Chief Executive AccessKenya Group and Dr. Tom Musili, Executive Director Computer for Schools Kenya exchange documents after signing an Memorandum of Understanding that will see AccessKenya fund the training of 200 principals on the use of technology in classrooms at a cost of Kes 1.2 million this year

AccessKenya extends support for teaching and education

April 15, 2015 • Company News, East Africa, Top StoriesComments (1)

AccessKenya has partnered with the Global e-Schools and Communities Initiatives (GESCI) to help improve the quality of teaching of Science, Technology, English and Mathematics subjects in Kenyan schools. Commonly referred to as STEM, it is feared that the...

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Kenya: Airtel sets up fundraising for terror attack victims

April 7, 2015 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

According to Airtel Kenya, it has launched a fundraising drive via Airtel Money for the victims of the terrorist attack at Garissa University College on 02 April 2015. The mobile firm said it has set up a donation paybill number for well-wishers to send funds...

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Study reveals African mobile phone usage stats

April 7, 2015 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

A survey of mobile phone usage in five African countries has delivered startling findings on the rise of Internet access via phones, the potential demise of Nokia and the continued appeal of BlackBerry. The Mobile Africa 2015 study, conducted by mobile...

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ZTE selects Mitsumi as distribution partner for Africa

April 2, 2015 • Company News, East Africa, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

ZTE Corporation has selected Mitsumi Distribution as its strategic distribution partner for the continent. The agreement is expected to cover Nigeria, Kenya, Zambia, Ethiopia, Tanzania, Uganda, Ghana, Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda, Ivory Coast,...