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Huawei Uganda launches Mobile Broadband Demo truck show

August 19, 2014 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

Huawei officially launched the Mobile Broadband demo truck show at Kampala Serena Hotel, in Uganda. The five day demo is set to showcase Huawei’s latest converged communications solutions and philosophies to enhance its brand industry leadership, with a theme; connected possibilities- make it possible. Radoslaw Kedzia, managing director of Huawei Uganda,...

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Tanzania: TTCL upgrading network in 202 villages

August 15, 2014 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

Tanzania Telecommunications Company (TTCL) has revealed that is expecting to invest over USD 6 million in order to upgrade telecom equipment for over 300,000 people living in 202 villages. The project is expected to commence soon and will cover 16 regions in...

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Rwanda: Airtel launches Airtel Zone

August 11, 2014 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

Airtel Rwanda has launched Airtel Zone. According to Airtel Rwanda, Zone provides customers with low and transparent rates for on-net voice calls. According to Airtel, the rate of each call will vary from RWF 1 per minute to RWF 31 per minute –...

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iSAT Africa extends East Africa satellite broadband coverage

August 5, 2014 • East Africa, Satellite Comms, Top StoriesComments (0)

Avanti Communications has revealed a new multi-year contract with African service provider, iSAT. iSAT will deliver satellite broadband services across Kenya and Tanzania. Deployed via Avanti’s HYLAS 2 satellite, the service is expected to target consumer...

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Kenya: NIC Bank rolls out mobile stock trading app

August 5, 2014 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

NIC Bank, located in Kenya, has launched a mobile app that is intended to enable customers to trade in share on the Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE). Designed for use on all mobile devices, the application allows clients to view their account status, access...

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Tanzania: Rural areas to receive improved telecom services

August 4, 2014 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

For some 300,000 people living in 202 villages in Tanzania, change is coming. Tanzania Telecommunications Company (TTCL), has recently announced that it will invest over $6 million to upgrade telecom equipment in those villages. “Our aim is to make sure...

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Kenya leads in requesting users’ data from Google in Africa

July 25, 2014 • East Africa, Online, Top StoriesComments (0)

According to a report by allafrica.com, a number of African governments are keeping a watch on the online activities of their citizens with Kenya topping Africa in requesting users’ data from Google. According to the site, outside Africa, governments...

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UK delivering e-learning to Kenya

July 25, 2014 • East Africa, Online, Top StoriesComments (0)

The UK’s Department for International Development (DFID) has announced a strategic partnership with the private sector to deliver e-learning programmes in Kenya to thousands of marginalised girls. Project iMlango is an e-learning partnership, led by...

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Paynet extends chip adoption in Kenya

July 16, 2014 • East Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

The development sees over 1 Million units of magnetic stripe cards held by customers of VISA, MasterCard and Kenya Bankers Association being replaced with the higher security EMV payment cards – carrying either VISA or MasterCard chip technology –...

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Kenya: Microsoft and Safaricom to boost ICT sector

July 11, 2014 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

Microsoft and Safaricom have signed an agreement that is intended to promote entrepreneurship in the software development market. Microsoft operator channel lead for Sub-Saharan Africa Mariam Abdullahi told media in Nairobi that under the agreement, software...