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Posts Tagged ‘Essar Telecom’

  • Safaricom CEO Bob Collymore (Image source: UN Foundation)

    Can Kenya’s mobile operators answer QoS call?

    January 9, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Can Kenya’s mobile operators answer QoS call?

    From Nairobi, Kenya’s government is said to have issued a strong warning to mobile telecommunication operators: comply with quality of service regulation or face being out of business. A report by Capital FM details a statement by ICT Cabinet Secretary...

  • Kenya’s Yu Mobile unveils emergency credit

    May 11, 2012 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Kenya’s Yu Mobile unveils emergency credit

    Essar Telecom’s Yu Mobile has launched a new service ‘Credo4yu’, which is a pre-paid credit service that gives access to emergency airtime to its subscribers in Kenya. Subscribers will get up to Ksh 20 ($0.23c) of emergency airtime credit when they need...

  • Kenya shows poor number portability uptake

    March 21, 2012 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Kenya shows poor number portability uptake

    Recent statistics published by the Communications Commission of Kenya (CCK) shows that the vast majority of Kenyans have not taken advantage of number portability. Number portability allows users change mobile service providers without losing their numbers....

  • Essar Telecom partners with Tata Communications

    September 27, 2011 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Essar Telecom partners with Tata Communications

    A new deal inked on Monday between Essar Telecom Kenya and Tata Communications will allow yuMobile to route all international voice calls through the Tata communications network. “It’s a really smart move that should increase our company’s efforts to...

  • Kenya set to get handset agnostic voice SMS

    April 21, 2011 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Kenya set to get handset agnostic voice SMS

    Kenyans are excited about the launching of a new handset agnostic voice SMS service in the country. The new service will be part of the Yu brand of Essar Telecom Kenya Limited in partnership with MVAS developer Kirusa. The new voice service will be available...

  • Kenya’s calling rates the lowest in Africa

    March 22, 2011 • Top StoriesComments Off on Kenya’s calling rates the lowest in Africa

    Ongoing battles of pricing between Kenya’s telecommunications companies have reduced Kenya’s rates to the lowest in Africa. According to statistics published by the country’s ministry of communications, the average cost of a call in Kenya is Sh3.5 per...

  • Kenyan telecom battle intensifies

    February 16, 2011 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Kenyan telecom battle intensifies

    Essar telecom recently launched a promotion called Za Ziada, which bears a degree of similarity with a reward scheme run, by Telkom Kenya. Telkom Kenya has been running its Ziada customer royalty program for subscribers on its Orange mobile network for more...

  • Essar Telecom Kenya entrusts Yu brand to Young & Rubicam

    February 10, 2011 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Essar Telecom Kenya entrusts Yu brand to Young & Rubicam

    Essar Telecom Kenya inked a deal with Young & Rubicam Brands that consolidates all marketing communications activity behind the yu brand, the company said in a press statement. Wunderman, a subsidiary of Young & Rubicam Brands, has handled yu’s...

  • Essar Telecom seeks to double investment in Kenya

    October 11, 2010 • Top StoriesComments Off on Essar Telecom seeks to double investment in Kenya

    ESSAR Telecom Kenya (YU) is looking to double its investments to gain an edge in the highly competitive mobile market. Media reports last week quoted the Country Manager Atul Chaturvedi as saying that the operator had already invested $300 million (Sh24.1...

  • Kenya’s yu rolls out new data, mobile services

    September 22, 2010 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Kenya’s yu rolls out new data, mobile services

    Kenyan mobile phone service yu is improving its data offering by launching mobile chat and email for its first generation handset users. yu, the mobile brand of Kenya’s third largest telecoms network Essar Telecom Kenya, is exploiting ForgetMeNot...

  • Kenya mobile operators welcome tariff reduction

    August 24, 2010 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Kenya mobile operators welcome tariff reduction

    Kenya’s mobile telephony operators have welcomed the decision by the Communication Commission of Kenya (CCK) to slash the inter-connect mobile phone tariffs from Sh4.21 to Sh2.21. The reduction will come into effect on September 1. The current rates were...

  • Mobile money transfer market fight hots up

    August 16, 2010 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Mobile money transfer market fight hots up

    LESS than three days after Safaricom announced tremendous growth in its Mpesa mobile phone-based money transfer service, Essar Telecom has announced that it has more than 350 000 customers on its Yu Cash mobile money transfer services. Latest statistics from...

  • Development Fund invests $97.4 mln in Essar Telecom Kenya

    July 2, 2009 • Mobile and TelecomsComments (2)

    Pan African Infrastructure Development Fund (PAIDF) has invested 7.5 billion Kenyan shillings(about 97.4 million U.S. dollars) in Essar Telecom Kenya (ETK), the country’s fourth mobile phone operator to expand its East Africa operations...