Telkom Kenya will give new Telkom Line subscribers 1.5 GB of data over three months. The telco says that prepaid customers simply need to activate their SIM with a KES 20 top-up. According to TechWeez, customers will also benefit from cross-network calls at KES 2 valid for the first three...
Yoweri Museveni, President of Uganda, claims that Facebook is biased after a number of his governments' supporter's accounts were closed for 'spreading false information'. "Facebook will talk but we shall move, they are not God. Recently, I heard people who came here for the first time…they were from the USA....
Opera has launched the newly dedicated chat service Hype in Kenya. Built into the mobile web browser Opera Mini, this service is expected to enable seamless surfing, chatting and sharing content– without compromising speed or driving increased data consumption. “Chat services and browsers are apps people use every day and...
OPPO has officially launched the Reno 5 series in Kenya – 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 specifications: BODY Dimensions 162 x 77.2 x...
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...
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...
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...
IBM has partnered with the African Advanced Level Telecommunications Institute (AFRALTI) to launch the Open P-TECH for Africa programme. This programme is expected to provide 50,000 Kenyan youth aged 14 to 20 years with access to digital training about emerging tools and technologies designed to help them leapfrog to a...
MultiChoice has announced the launch of Pearl Magic Prime, a new channel that tells stories by Ugandans for Ugandans. The launch of Pearl Magic Prime is the first step in MCG’s rollout of its African local channel and content slate for 2021. Two additional local channels are set to launch...
Jambo Pay is set to launch a virtual mobile network after obtaining a license from the Communications Authority of Kenya (CA). According to Techweez, this will allow it to lease spectrum from mobile network operators and roll out mobile services - intensifying telco competition in an industry dominated by Safaricom. "Yes...
vivo has announced the launch of its newest Y-Series smartphone, the Y20s, in Kenya. This comes after the company was ranked fifth in the global smartphone market in 2020 by the International Data Corporation (IDC) with a market share of 8.6 percent and shipments exceeding 110 million devices. Within last year,...
Ukheshe has partnered with the Kenya-based lender KCB Bank Kenya to issue both physical and virtual banking cards across East Africa. According to Victor Ndlovu, VP of Ukheshe Africa, the deal will include other innovative digital products such as QR issuing and acquiring. “By joining forces with KCB we are well-placed...
Airtel Africa and Telkom have been placed under scrutiny after allegedly violating the quality of services across their networks. According to Gadgets Africa, The Communications Authority of Kenya (CA) believes both telcos failed to meet the minimum 80% threshold on quality of calls across 33 counties in 2020. "Telkom Kenya scored...
Carrefour has officially introduced its new online shopping platform in Kenya. Using the mobile app, customers are expected to easily and conveniently browse and add all their essentials to a digital cart. “At Carrefour, we’re constantly finding innovative ways to modernise and digitise the shopping experience for our customers. We are confident...
Alphabet is shutting down its balloon-powered mobile Internet service, Loon. The project's main objective was to bring abundant, affordable Internet access to unconnected communities around the world. "When we unveiled Loon in June 2013, we meant everything in its name. It was a way-out-there and risky venture," says Astro Teller,...
Internet access in Uganda has reportedly been restored after the Government shut it down ahead of the national election. Last week, the Uganda Communications Commission ordered telecommunications companies to immediately suspend any access and use of social media and online messaging platforms - gradually  Facebook and other social platforms were...
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