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Posts Tagged ‘Mickael Ghossein’

  • Orange Kenya chief executive officer (CEO) Mickael Ghossein (image: file)

    Orange to invest $28.8-million in Kenya

    April 16, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Orange to invest $28.8-million in Kenya

    French telco Orange, will invest a further $28.8-million in its 3G network across Kenya. The investment will see the company expanding the National Optic Fibre Backbone, and contributing to the Multi Service Access Node (MSAN). According to Orange Kenya chief...

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    iPhone 5s launched in Kenya

    January 10, 2014 • East Africa, Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on iPhone 5s launched in Kenya

    Mobile operator Orange has launched Apple’s iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c in Kenya, several months after the device’s worldwide launch, including South Africa. “The launch of these two smart devices is consistent with the company’s brand promise of...

  • Telkom Kenya’s fibre management contract extended

    July 10, 2013 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Telkom Kenya’s fibre management contract extended

    CIO East Africa reports that Kenya’s Ministry of Information, Communication and Technology has renewed its agreement with Telkom Kenya to manage the National Optic Fibre Backbone Infrastructure (NOFBI). NOFBI is a joint initiative between the Directorate of...

  • Orange Kenya launches Tujuane mobile offering

    April 12, 2013 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Orange Kenya launches Tujuane mobile offering

    Orange Kenya has launched a new offer based on cheaper mobile calling and SMS rates reports Capital FM. The new tariff, available until 31 May, is called Tujuane and is based on reduced off-net call rates of Sh3 per minute. According to the report Orange...

  • Orange Kenya’s mobile Internet users on the increase

    January 25, 2013 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Orange Kenya’s mobile Internet users on the increase

    Orange Kenya has announced an increase in the number of mobile Internet users by 2.4 percent between July and September last year. According to statistics from the Communications Commission of Kenya (CCK), the company’s  total data subscribers...

  • Orange Kenya gets free Wikipedia access

    August 21, 2012 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Orange Kenya gets free Wikipedia access

    Kenyan mobile service provider Orange revealed that users on its network will be granted free access to online encyclopaedia Wikipedia, after it successfully signed a deal with the owners of the site, Wikimedia. “In countries where access to information...

  • Orange launches 42 Mbps network in Nairobi

    August 2, 2012 • Mobile and TelecomsComments (2)

    In a move that is expected to boost the country’s telecommunications sector, Kenyan telecommunications company Orange has launched a 42 Mbps network in Nairobi. Telkom Kenya CEO Mickael Ghossein said that the company has invested more than $49-million...

  • New East Africa cable to go live in April

    March 30, 2012 • Top StoriesComments Off on New East Africa cable to go live in April

    Following the recent broadband cable cut that affected much of East Africa’s connectivity, the new Lower Indian Ocean Network (LION2) is set to go live and active on 14 April, 2012. The landing station in Mombassa has been completed, and will enable the...

  • Orange Kenya CEO willing to step down

    March 28, 2012 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Orange Kenya CEO willing to step down

    Orange Kenya CEO Mickael Ghossein said he would step down at the Kenyan Treasury’s request, but said no such request had been made. Ghossein’s comments come after the government demanded more representation within the company’s management as a...

  • Orange Kenya needs $120m bailout

    March 22, 2012 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Orange Kenya needs $120m bailout

    Telecom operator Orange Kenya has asked the government for a KES 10 billion ($120 million) bailout, news reports revealed on Wednesday. The move comes as the company continues to incur massive debts following its 2007 buyout by France Telecom. Orange made a...

  • France Telecom confirms plan for 500 000 new users

    February 26, 2012 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on France Telecom confirms plan for 500 000 new users

    France Telecom on Friday confirmed earlier reports that the company was looking to boost its Kenya operations by adding some 500,000 new users to its network by the end of the year. The company also called on the regulator to double interconnect rates. France...

  • Orange Kenya needs funding for data, cloud computing

    November 9, 2011 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Orange Kenya needs funding for data, cloud computing

    On Tuesday, Orange Kenya announced plans to increase its funding by mid next year in order to boost its data and cloud computing services in the country. The move comes as voice competition continues to rock the country and drop prices. The company said in a...

  • Orange targets mobile data market

    October 1, 2010 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Orange targets mobile data market

    ORANGE Mobile customers will now access the internet at the most competitive rates on the market as new charges of the Internet Everywhere Service will see prepaid customers get 50MB of data every week for Sh.50. Orange Chief Executive Officer Mickael...

  • Telkom Kenya halves internet costs

    September 27, 2010 • Top StoriesComments Off on Telkom Kenya halves internet costs

    COMPETITION in the internet data arena is set to intensify after Telkom Kenya reduced internet costs by half in a one-month promotion . The new promotion was informed by the company’s research that pointed to an increase in demand especially among students...