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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...

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    ThoughtWorks appoints new head of operations in Africa

    February 4, 2015 • PeopleComments (0)

    Multinational software delivery and technology company, ThoughtWorks has appointed Wambui Kinya as Head of Operations for Africa. Kinya will be based in Nairobi and will focus on the company’s operations in South Africa and Uganda. Kinya has been in the...

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    Nairobi: Traffic jams set to drive consumers online

    December 19, 2014 • East Africa, Online, Top StoriesComments Off on Nairobi: Traffic jams set to drive consumers online

    The fear of getting stuck in traffic jams dotted with thousands of stationary vehicles in a bottleneck entry into Kenya’s capital is what has led to the shift in consumer trends as residents move to shop online, this is according to online retailer Jumia....

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    Kenya: Safaricom launches LTE Advanced

    December 5, 2014 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Kenya: Safaricom launches LTE Advanced

    Kenyan operator Safaricom has successfully launched its latest LTE Advanced Network in Kenya. According to the operator, it will roll out the 4G services in Nairobi as well as Mombasa. The company will then scale up coverage to other major towns during the...

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    Kenya: Twinpine Network to host Kuunganake

    August 28, 2014 • Events, Top StoriesComments Off on Kenya: Twinpine Network to host Kuunganake

    Twinpine Network, an Africa-based Mobile Advertising Network, will hold ‘Kuungana’, its meet and greet event with Industry leaders in Nairobi on 9th of September 2014. The event will host advertisers, internet content publishers, brand owners and...

  • Bytes Systems Integration has joined forces with Zimbabwe's Realtime Africa to establish new data centres (image source: file photo)

    East Africa Data Centre receives award

    May 15, 2014 • East Africa, HardwareComments Off on East Africa Data Centre receives award

    The East Africa Data Centre has been honoured at this year’s Global Telecoms Business (GTB) Innovation awards. The carrier neutral data centre based in Nairobi was named in the “Best Business Service Innovation” category alongside Liquid Telecom Kenya...

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    Nigeria’s Phase3 Telecom inks deal with Hong Kong Telecom

    March 28, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Nigeria’s Phase3 Telecom inks deal with Hong Kong Telecom

    Nigerian-based Phase3 Telecom has entered into an agreement with Hong Kong Telecom (HKT) through the company’s international division PCCW Global, which will offer Phase3 access to HKT’s international MPLS network. The network currently covers Nairobi,...

  • There are mounting fears over the fate of a man who went missing 14 days ago after tweeting pictures of an attempted jail break in Abuja (image: Shutterstock)

    This is how Africa tweets

    March 12, 2014 • Online, Top StoriesComments Off on This is how Africa tweets

    Twitter activity in Africa during the last quarter of 2013 peaked on the day of Nelson Mandela’s death, according to How Africa Tweets, a new study analysing Twitter activity on the continent. In a follow up to its 2012 study, strategic communications...

  • The Innovation Dinner in Kenya is scheduled for 10 December. (Image source: Flickr/ITNewsAfrica)

    Innovation Dinner Kenya, exceptional opportunity for IT executives

    November 22, 2013 • East Africa, Events, Top StoriesComments Off on Innovation Dinner Kenya, exceptional opportunity for IT executives

    Africa’s technology news leader, ITNewsAfrica.com, in conjunction with sponsor Software AG, will host the next Innovation Dinner on 10 December, at the Sarova Panafric in Nairobi, Kenya. This is a must-attend event for any serious IT executive/ decision...

  • Ross Thomasson, Regional Director, Africa, for Vodafone Global Enterprise. (Image source: Vodafone)

    Removing monopoly-type mobile landscapes

    October 23, 2013 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Removing monopoly-type mobile landscapes

    In August 2013 Vodafone announced the expansion of its communications services unit Vodafone Global Enterprise (VGE) in Africa. The Company claimed it is experiencing strong growth in revenues from the enterprise market on the Continent. On the back of...

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    Vodafone Global Enterprise enters Nairobi

    August 8, 2013 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Vodafone Global Enterprise enters Nairobi

    According to a CIO East Africa report Vodafone Global Enterprise (VGE) has announced it will engage with Safaricom Business as it establishes a base in Nairobi, Kenya. VGE is said to have been founded in 2007 and is focused on supporting businesses looking...

  • GSMA opens office in Kenya

    May 15, 2013 • East Africa, Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on GSMA opens office in Kenya

    The GSMA today announced that it has opened a permanent office in Nairobi, Kenya. The office will be based in the heart of Nairobi’s Innovation Hub (iHub) for the technology community and will enable the GSMA to work even more closely with its members...

  • Kenya: IBM opens Innovation Centre

    May 9, 2013 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Kenya: IBM opens Innovation Centre

    As part of its ongoing expansion in Africa, IBM has opened its first IBM Innovation Center in East Africa. Located in Nairobi, Kenya, the center will help fuel growth and innovation in the region, providing IT partners, developers, entrepreneurs, venture...

  • Kenya pushes technology into overdrive

    April 23, 2013 • OpinionComments Off on Kenya pushes technology into overdrive

    The country that gave the world two groundbreaking innovations in technology: M-Pesa, a mobile banking system, and Ushahidi, a platform for crowdsourcing information during disasters, is now taking its technological talents to new heights. The East African...

  • Airtel Kenya branches out in Nairobi

    February 20, 2013 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Airtel Kenya branches out in Nairobi

    Airtel Kenya has opened an additional Airtel Xpress shop in Embakasi on the outer edges of the capital, Nairobi. The latest development is expected to boost the company’s footprint in the East African country and provide users across numerous...

  • Kenya: Nairobi poised for analogue migration

    December 3, 2012 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Kenya: Nairobi poised for analogue migration

    The Star reports from Nairobi that 31 December is the stipulated deadline for the region’s switch from an analogue television signal to digital. Citizens are required to use set-top-boxes to acquire the free digital signal and failure to do so will render...