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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 –  a significant stride in the adoption of EMV/Chip technology in Kenya, which pushes up the level of ...

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Microsoft recognises the world’s most innovative educators, with schools and teachers from Africa being honoured (image: Mobile News Daily)

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...


PesaPoint to launch agent network in Kenya

June 23, 2014 • Company News, East AfricaComments (0)

PesaPoint, a shared banking infrastructure provider, is determined to continue growing its footprint across Kenya with the launch of its latest agent network – which will compose of over 1200 agents countrywide. The network will offer PesaPoint partners...


Liquid Telecom Completes East Africa Fibre Ring

June 13, 2014 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

Liquid Telecom has completed its build of the East Africa Fibre Ring. The fibre ring now connects into Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Tanzania and back into Kenya; creating the first fully redundant regional fibre ring, connecting these countries to each other...

MTN and Absa have formulated a task team that will keep a close eye on fraud (image: file)

MTN staff, touching lives across Africa

June 5, 2014 • Company News, East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, West AfricaComments (0)

This week marked the start of an ambitious project by MTN employees in Ivory Coast to teach at least 1000 women how to read and write, using a mobile phone. Aptly called the “Y’ello ABC”, the 3-week project forms part of MTN’s group-wide annual 21...

Cabinet Secretary - ICT, Dr Fred Matiang'i (image credit: CCK Kenya)

Cloud skills urgently needed in Africa

June 4, 2014 • Cloud Computing, East AfricaComments (0)

A range of skills are needed to bolster the growing uptake of cloud computing in Africa, Kenya in particular wants to lead the way. However, not everyone is aware of the benefits of the cloud and due to cyber-security concerns most companies tend to focus on...

Fredrik Jejdling, Regional Head of Ericsson Sub-Saharan Africa

557m smartphones in Sub-Saharan Africa by 2019

June 4, 2014 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Ericsson has today revealed the scale of the region’s ongoing data revolution with traffic growth doubling the past year. The June 2014 Sub-Saharan Africa Ericsson Mobility Report shows that in 2014 phone users accessed 76,000 TB (terabyte) of data per...


Gray market mobile handsets thrive in Kenya

May 30, 2014 • East Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Kenya’s mobile handset market recorded year-on-year volume growth of 21.5% in Q1 2014, according to preliminary figures announced today by International Data Corporation (IDC). While various economic and social factors continued to help push this...

Ivan Epstein CEO of Sage Africa, Australia, Middle East and Asia (AAMEA).

Sage launches Partner Payroll in Tanzania

May 30, 2014 • East Africa, Software, Top StoriesComments (0)

Sage HR Africa has launched Sage Partner Payroll & HR in Tanzania, bringing Tanzanian start-ups and small businesses a cost-effective, easy to use and flexible payroll solution that will support the growth of their businesses. Sage HR Africa is part of...

President of Kenya, Hon. Uhuru Kenyatta (image: REUTERS/How Hwee Young/Pool)

Kenya: Machine-to-machine communication on the increase

May 29, 2014 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

Machine-to-machine (M2M) communication is gaining acceptance in Kenya as the country increasingly embraces global trends in terms of new technologies. Indeed, Kenya has witnessed increasing uptake of M2M connectivity services across various vertical sectors,...