Safaricom's home fibre plans are officially subject to a Fair Usage Policy; this could see users' internet speeds slowed down. In a statement, the telco says, "Safaricom Home Fibre plans are subject to a Fair Usage Policy with usage limits and throttle speeds as indicated in the table below. Upon...
Safaricom, alongside parent company Vodafone, has been awarded one operating licence by Ethiopia's telecommunications regulator. The telco is expected to pay $850 million for the licence. In a tweet, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed says "The Council of Ministers has unanimously made a historic decision today allowing Ethiopian Communications Authority to grant...
Safaricom's plans to expand into Ethiopia have hit a complication as a US State financier is threatening to recall its loans to a Safaricom-led consortium following an escalation of armed conflict in the horn of Africa. The US International Development Finance Corporation (DFC) says that acts of violence against civilians...
Security and medical response platform, Aura has announced its plan to expand into Kenya by offering its emergency and medical response services in Nairobi and Mombasa. The rollout will be led by the newly appointed General Manager, Hilary Itela. Warren Myers, CEO of AURA, says that the intention is to...
On-demand transportation service Bolt, once known as Taxify, has unveiled a series of new branded electric scooters, and e-motorbikes. The company is pushing for greener, more environmentally-minded transport as it hurls itself into Kenya's food delivery market. This new initiative is geared towards reducing Bolt's environmental footprint, write Techweez. It likewise...
Airtel Africa has denied reports that it plans to halt operations in Kenya. The rumours were reported by Techweez after Prasanta Das Sarmato, CEO of Airtel Kenya, assessed the viability of the company after The National ICT Policy 2019 was signed. "Equity Participation, a clause in the policy states that...
Previously, IT News Africa reported that vivo had announced the launch of its new flagship V21 smartphone in Kenya. Yesterday, global smartphone brand vivo finally launched its V21 smartphone in the country. The device is the latest in vivo's longstanding V-series smartphones. This move comes after the brand partnered with the UEFA...
Microsoft Kenya, Stanbic Kenya Foundation and the Kenyan Government have partnered to impart digital skills to 50,000 entrepreneurs. According to TechWeez, this move will see private sector players "address a digital skills gap within the market" through digital learning and skilling initiative. “The digital landscape is transforming rapidly, and Kenya...
Airtel Kenya has partnered with ePharmacy platform, MyDawa, so that subscribers can have easy and fast access to their medication. According to Gadgets Africa, Airtel subscribers will be able to log on to the MyDawa app or website without incurring additional data charges. They will also be able to use...
Kenya's Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) has refuted claims that hackers infiltrated its servers and obtained the personal details of at least 61,000 registered voters. This comes after reports from the Directive of Criminal Investigators (DCI) were released, saying that the directive has arrested a 21-year old fraud suspect...
Telkom has made revisions to its Mzito Data and Voice Bundle deals - this includes adding more data and cutting voice minutes. The telco says these changes are to make the bundle options more competitive. Here's a closer look at the new bundles: MZITO 500 MZITO 1000 MZITO 2000 CURRENT NEW CURRENT NEW CURRENT NEW VOICE 100 50 300 150 600 400 DATA 3 GB 3 GB 8 GB 10 GB 17...
The much-rumoured eSIMs developed by Safaricom have officially been released in Kenya. https://twitter.com/SafaricomPLC/status/1402226881525698560?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1402226881525698560%7Ctwgr%5E%7Ctwcon%5Es1_&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Ftechweez.com%2F2021%2F06%2F08%2Fsafaricom-esim-launched-in-kenya%2F What is an eSIM? eSIM or embedded SIM is built into your phone. It is a tiny device, much smaller than even the smallest available micro SIMs. The smallest "nano" SIM is 8.8 mm by 12.3 mm, whereas an...
vivo has partnered with Kenyan online retailer Jambo Shoppee to increase its footprint across the East African country. According to a Master Card study on consumer spending in February 2021, it revealed that 79% of consumers in Kenya are shopping more online since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. With the...
Ethio Telecom is partnering with Ericsson to expand its 4G services into the South West region of Ethiopia during 2021. A decisive move that correlates with Ethiopia's plans into introducing international investors and partners into their monopoly-laden and virtually untapped telecoms space. The service provider will use Ericsson Radio System...
OPPO has revealed that the Reno 5 series will launch in Kenya on 22 February - this range of smartphones includes the Reno 5 and Reno 5 Pro. The devices are equipped with impressive camera array's, Gorilla Glass displays and Qualcomm/Mediatek chipsets. Here's a closer look at the Reno 5's key...
Mondia Pay and M-Pesa have partnered to allow Tanzanians to access Mondia’s suite of online content on the Vodacom Tanzania PLC digital services network. This means 7 Million Vodacom Tanzania customers can now make use of their airtime balances via SMS and USSD to subscribe to Mondia digital services including...
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