Nokia and Safaricom have joined forces to launch the first 5G commercial services in East Africa. According to the companies, Nokia’s 5G Single Radio Access Network (SRAN) technology and 5G FastMile gateways will enable ultra-fast Fixed Wireless Access (FWA) services to Safaricom’s subscribers across Kisumu and the Western Province of...
Technology trends are not only disrupting the business environment of today, but is also shaping the way in which business will be conducted in future, as technology is destined to play a bigger role in the workplace of the future. The learners of today, therefore have to be properly prepared...
Microsoft has revealed that it has launched the Lumia 535 in Tanzania. According to the device manufacturer, the Lumia 535 is accompanied with its own branding for the company's latest campaign dubbed, "Make It Happen EA Lumia 535." Micka Mavoa, Country Manager for Microsoft Mobile Devices East Africa, stated that:...
On 27 January 2015 social networking platforms Facebook, Instagram and Tinder suffered an hour long outage. The outage resulted in Facebook and Instagram users within Africa, as well as the rest of the world, being unable to connect to these services. While no official statement was released, at the time...
The Muhimbili National Hospital (MNH) in Dar es Salaam has become the first public hospital in Tanzania to use voice recognition technology. The new technology will help doctors to encode patients' information as well as help decrease report turnaround time and increase patient satisfaction with quality reporting as well...
PAIX Data Centres has begun construction of "PAIX Nairobi-1" data centre in Nairobi. This facility, which is expected to open in November, is part of the company’s accelerated Pan-African expansion. PAIX Nairobi-1 will be located at Britam Tower, the capital’s tallest office building and a prominent landmark located in Upper...
From Nairobi, three media organisations – Nation Media Group, the Standard Media Group and Royal Media Services – have reportedly challenged the Communications Commission of Kenya (CCK) over the granting of exclusive rights to pay channels to oversee the digital migration process. The organisations are believed to have filed an...
Kenyan-based startup Tanda is expanding its operations after securing funding from early-stage African tech investor HAVAÍC, Zedcrest Capital, DFS Lab, Victor Asemota and three other investors. Tanda has also secured key strategic partnerships with Mastercard and Interswitch which is expected to further accelerate its growth. The company’s expansion comes on...
Safaricom, a telecommunications provider in Kenya, confirmed that minors will not get access to loan services like M-Shwari and Fuliza. The Kenyan telco announced on Friday that it is introducing M-PESA Junior Accounts for individuals between the age of 10 and 18 years old. The company said that the minors...
Facebook has revealed that the company is looking to put steps in place to monetise the messaging app, WhatsApp. Facebook acquired WhatsApp in 2014 in a deal worth $22 billion. At the time of the deal, WhatsApp was generating little revenue but the purchase price was slightly more than the...
The government of Mauritius has launched the Rodrigues Citizen Support Portal, an online platform that aims to provide service and address complaints and queries of Rodriguan citizens. The platform was launched by the Minister of Defence and Minister of Rodrigues. The portal which will be managed by the Rodrigues Regional...
The Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology (MEST) has recently launched its fourth incubator and tech hub in Nairobi, Kenya. This will serve as its flagship East African space, joining hubs in Ghana, Nigeria and South Africa. The incubator will provide the same on-the-ground support, access to resources and global MEST...
E-Commerce has rapidly grown in the recent years across Africa and the world at large. This is conceivably because of the plentiful positive outcomes it has had on various industries including travel, tourism, and hospitality sectors, with a ripple effect on entire economies especially in developing countries. These include but...
According to a report via TelecomPaper, Safaricom Kenya has hired former Equity Bank Group director of payments, Ronald Webb. According to the report, Webb will head Safaricom's M-Pesa unit, stepping up the mobile money rivalry between the two companies. Webb has been instrumental in driving the growth of Equity Bank’s...
With the instability of South Africa’s electricity supply and the uncertainty that came with load shedding, many businesses decided to invest in technology to keep them running when in the event of load shedding.  Businesses turned to generators and Uninterruptible Power Supplies (UPSs) as a means to mitigate the...
China-based vivo Smartphone has launched its V23 5G model smartphone in Kenya, a photography oriented device with special features for selfies, a colour changing design and a high-performance 5G experience. Specifications and Features The V23 5G comes with a 50MP AF front camera and 8MP super-wide angle front camera. The exterior features...
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