To mark the 10th anniversary of mobile money service M-PESA, WorldRemit has released new data showing that the Kenyan diaspora is the biggest sender of digital remittances to mobile accounts. Transfers to mobile money accounts make up 93% of WorldRemit transactions to Kenya now - showing that Kenyans continue to...
VentureBuilder officially launched on Wednesday, 16 October 2019, with support from the DOEN Foundation, Facebook, Shell Foundation, and USAID. The energy-focused startup aims at scaling African-owned and managed off-grid solar enterprises - mandated with expanding energy access to underserved populations in Africa. According to VentureBuilder, its launch will enable it...
Safaricom, in partnership with mSurvey, has announced the launch of Customer Wallet, a mobile platform that quantifies offline consumer spending habits and trends. Consumer Wallet uses mSurvey’s mobile messaging platform to measure and benchmark Kenya’s cash economy. A beta version of the product was piloted in March 2017 with potential...
A recruiter, whether external or internal, formal or informal, plays a crucial role in both a candidate's and an employer's work life. If recruitment companies are to survive the proverbial rat race, they have to stay ahead of their game by adopting innovative ways to market, operate and employ customer...
Telco Systems has revealed that it has deployed a new 10GE high capacity carrier Ethernet network for the Kenya Education Network (KENET) in Kenya. KENET is a not-for-profit telecommunications operator in Kenya that supports the communication needs of the education and research institutions in the country. KENET is designated as...
The Private Sector as well as the Kenyan Government have come together and developed a programme to build ICT capacity in the public sector as well as improve upon efficiency and service delivery. The Presidential Digital Talent Programme (PDTP) is expected to train graduates through an internship to develop ICT...
World Telecom Labs (WTL) has revealed that it has been appointed by Amotel to bring voice and data to remote rural villages close to Lake Tanganyika in the Katavi Region. These services will be expanded to other villages in the Kigoma, Njombe and Kilimanjaro regions in the future. In June 2015 Amotel...
Internet provider Liquid Telecom Kenya today unveiled an intensive last mile strategy for 2016 as it announced the completion of its new Nairobi Metro network, built as part of its Sh20.3bn Internet infrastructure investment programme in Kenya. According to the ISP, its newest and largest Kenyan metro network has been...
The Ethiopian government has announced a new tender process to begin the sale of a 40% stake in the state-owned telecommunications company, Ethio Telecom. The sale is still in its very early stages with the selection of a successful bidder expected only at the end of a significantly lengthy process. According...
The Communications Authority of Kenya (CA) has, through the National Computer Incident Response Team Coordination Centre (National KE-CIRT/CC), issued a warning to Internet users on supply chain risks in third-party software. This follows a global trend where cybercriminals exploit the vulnerability within the supply chains to hit their targets. Although...
At the 2016 VeeamON Forum, which was held at the Jumeirah Beach Hotel in Dubai, Veeam Software - the innovative provider of solutions that deliver Availability for the Always-On Enterprise - revealed that the company will expand existing storage integration to include Nimble Storage as part of the new Veeam Availability Suite version...
To fast-track their growth and provide a roadmap to highlight Africa’s ‘future growth pole’, Microsoft has revealed the 7 new African start-ups to receive funding, technical support and mentorship. According to Microsoft, one of the goals of the Microsoft 4Afrika Initiative is to accelerate African innovation, ensuring that entrepreneurs continue...
Kenya's public libraries are moving online to deliver free Internet to over half a million library members from June this year, as Liquid Telecom Kenya and the Communications Authority of Kenya connect 46 branches of Kenya National Libraries Services (KNLS) for the first time. Each of the 46 branches has...
Digital security company, Gemalto is supplying its Cogent Automated Biometric Identification System (CABIS) and LiveScan technology to the Ugandan Police. These biometric solutions enable the police force to better solve crimes through the electronic collection, storage and processing of fingerprints, palm prints and facial captures. Gemalto LiveScan solution will be deployed in police stations...
“Investment on the continent is seeing an increased demand for skilled local talent, particularly in the technology sector. However, recruiting for African markets is that much more challenging because of the geographic distance, cultural differences, economics and political challenges,” says Willy Ciama, Senior Specialist Recruitment Consultant: Africa, ThornTree Group. Despite...
As the battle over mobile phone supremacy in Kenya continues, Airtel Kenya did the surprising thing last week and increased its call rates. The move sees the per minute rate increase from KES 3.60 to KES 4.02 for both on- and off-net calls. The move has been criticized across the customer...
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