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    Orange & GreenLight Planet to provide solar lighting in Kenya

    February 27, 2015 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Orange & GreenLight Planet to provide solar lighting in Kenya

    Orange Kenya has inked a deal with GreenLight Planet in order to provide solar lighting to Kenyan homes. The homes targeted are essentially based in areas that have limited access to electricity. According to Orange Kenya, it is set to launch a product bundle...

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    Kenya: Orange taken to court over staff payout

    February 9, 2015 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Kenya: Orange taken to court over staff payout

    Orange Kenya has been accused by former employees of going against an agreement, which was inked in October 2014, for a KES 1.2 billion retirement payout. According to Telecompaper, 997 former Orange Kenya workers had signed a deed of settlement with their...

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    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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    Orange Kenya launches new international promotion

    September 24, 2013 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Orange Kenya launches new international promotion

    With Kenya moving fast on new IT and mobile phone technological advances, new infrastructure and overall better services, Orange Kenya announced that it was launching a new international promotion in an effort to help users reach family and friends abroad....

  • 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...

  • Over 4 million Kenyan SIM cards switched off

    February 7, 2013 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Over 4 million Kenyan SIM cards switched off

    Kenyan mobile phone operators report that, collectively, over four million unregistered SIM cards out of a targeted 6.1 million have been barred. Safaricom, Yu, Airtel and Orange Kenya said that the overall registration process saw more than 70 percent of...

  • 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...

  • France Telecom buys Alcazar Capital’s stake in Orange Kenya

    January 21, 2013 • Mobile and TelecomsComments (1)

    France Telecom now has a 60 percent stake in Orange Kenya after it purchased the 11 percent shares owned by Alcazar Capital, the company said. France Telecom did not disclose the amount made in the purchase. Local reports also said that the French giant has...

  • Orange Kenya’s plan to woo festive shoppers

    November 30, 2012 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Orange Kenya’s plan to woo festive shoppers

    As part of continued efforts to broaden its presence within the local Kenyan market and maintain its market share, Orange Kenya has announced a new promotion that will offer large discounts on all mobile devices, including tablets and data-enabled mobile...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Kenyan undersea cable goes live in April

    February 24, 2012 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Kenyan undersea cable goes live in April

    The Lower Indian Ocean Network (LION2), Kenya’s fourth submarine cable, will become fully operational in April this year, the local telecommunications ministry revealed on Thursday. The LION2 cable is a 3000 km line extending from Nyali, via the island...

  • 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 Kenya rewards loyal clients

    July 7, 2011 • Mobile and TelecomsComments (1)

    Orange Kenya, a telecommunications service provider, has instituted a loyalty scheme aimed at retaining its most loyal subscribers. The bonus reward programme, known as the Ziada loyalty scheme, will be awarded based on a mobile client’s cumulative...