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Research survey set to track FTTH/B penetration in Africa

March 27, 2015 • East Africa, North Africa, Online, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

52 African countries are now connected to submarine cables, either directly or by terrestrial cross-border fibre optic networks. 44% of Africans live within a 25-km reach of a fibre node. The key question now is which cities and suburbs are taking the lead in building access networks? In an attempt to answer this question the ...

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Kenya: Liquid Telecom invests USD 400,000 into Kilifi

March 26, 2015 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

Liquid Telecom is set to invest $400,000 in Internet infrastructure that will see Kilifi County in Kenya opened up for interconnectivity for businesses and the county government premises. According to the firm, this is part of its $50m investment in...

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East Africa: States agree to slash SMS roaming rates

March 24, 2015 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

According to a report by The East African… Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda have agreed to reduce the cost of sending a SMS across the three countries. During a regional summit in Kigali, which was held on 6 March 2015, the three partner states agreed that the...

Cloud Technology

Cloud Lending Solutions & BDO partner to Power Non-Bank Lending Globally

March 18, 2015 • Company News, East Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Cloud Lending Solutions, the only end-to-end lending platform built natively on salesforce.com, today announced a strategic agreement with BDO Solutions to bring the company’s non-bank online lending platform to East Africa and the Indian Ocean. Nearly...

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Kenya: Liquid Telecom connects Nakuru County to Wi-Fi

March 16, 2015 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

Liquid Telecom Kenya has partnered with the Nakuru County Government to launch free Wi-Fi in Nakuru. According to Liquid Telecom, this will see the residents of Nakuru County gain access to a public street Wi-Fi connection. Internet access has been widely...

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Kenya: Mbadi sets out to trim the power of the CA

March 10, 2015 • East Africa, Satellite Comms, Top StoriesComments (0)

Kenyan lawmaker, MP John Mbadi, is set to introduce a bill aimed at trimming the power of the Communications Authority of Kenya (CA). The proposed bill seeks to amend the Kenya Information and Communication Act to significantly curtail the powers of the CA....

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Kenya: Mobile Operators start cross-border mobile money transfers

March 10, 2015 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

Safaricom is set to allow its M-Pesa user base to send and receive money from Tanzania. According to the telecom operator, the move is aimed at deepening financial inclusion and giving a further boost to its regional integration agenda. In order to secure the...

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Kenya: Orange launches Kaduda dual SIM handset

March 9, 2015 • East Africa, Gadgets and Gaming, Top StoriesComments (0)

Orange Kenya has launched an entry level dual SIM handset, which has been dubbed “Kaduda.” According to Orange, the device will feature a 1.3MP camera, Bluetooth, micro SD slot, and is also data-enabled. The device is set to retail at KES 999. It...

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Zoom Wireless set to offer high-speed internet in Uganda

March 9, 2015 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

Zoom Wireless is expecting to deliver affordable, unlimited high-speed internet to businesses and residences in and around Gulu, Uganda. According to the company, it has partnered with EveryLayer to roll-out the project as well as been granted a commercial...

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Tanzania-Based Service Provider, Spicenet Deploys Public Cloud with Flexiant

March 5, 2015 • Cloud Computing, East AfricaComments (0)

Public cloud adoption in emerging African countries is set to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of up to 84% over the coming five years according to IDC. To capture this growth opportunity, Spicenet, a Business Internet provider in Tanzania, wanted...

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Video Exclusive: Ericsson & Rwanda Govt. ink Smart Rwanda agreement

March 4, 2015 • East Africa, Top Stories, VideoComments (0)

At an exclusive press conference, which was held at Mobile World Congress 2015 (MWC), Ericsson and the Rwandan Government inked an agreement that essentially seals the deal for the upcoming Smart Rwanda project. According to Fredrik Jejdling, President of...

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Ericsson set to deliver the connected kiosk to Rwanda

March 4, 2015 • Company News, East Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

At Mobile World Congress 2015 (MWC), Ericsson and Coca-Cola revealed a pilot  project, which is intended to bring mobile connectivity to the African continent. The pilot project is essentially dubbed “Ekocenter”, and is a social enterprise...

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Is e-commerce challenging traditional business models in Africa?

February 27, 2015 • East Africa, North Africa, Opinion, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

The rise of e-commerce on the African continent is changing the face of the traditional consumer, and brands need to adapt their business models and strategies in order to remain relevant amongst consumers and avoid a drop in market share. African consumers...

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Kenya: ICT start-ups to get boost from upcoming innovation showcase

February 26, 2015 • East Africa, Startups, Top StoriesComments (0)

The ICT Authority has announced that Kenya will hold the inaugural ICT Innovation forum, bringing together novel technology-based ideas, solutions and practices on the 2nd – 3rd March, 2015 at KICC, Nairobi. The forum which has a national outlook will...

According to Tigo, the installation is set to enhance customer experience and reduce the inconvenience of customers having to memorise the various short codes for different products and services.

Tanzania: Tigo inks money transfer service deal with Vodacom

February 26, 2015 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

Millions of M-Pesa and Tigo Pesa customers in Tanzania will soon be able to send and receive money directly into each other wallets. This follows the recent signing of a mobile money interoperability agreement between Tigo and Vodacom. The agreement will see...

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Kenya: Airtel invests Sh 2.5 billion in 3G network

February 26, 2015 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

Bharti Airtel has effectively invested Ksh. 2.5 billion to upgrade its network. The move is intended to enhance indoor coverage and 3G quality in Kenya. According to the company, the upgrades of all sites in Mombasa and Kitale townships have been completed....