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Kenya: Mobile money users surpass 23 million

August 12, 2013 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Kenya: Mobile money users surpass 23 million

A report posted by GSMA Mobile for Development, which forms part of the membership-driven organisation’s Mobile Money for the Unbanked (MMU) Programme, states that the number of Kenyans using mobile money services has surpassed 23 million. The Programme was established to encourage co-operation and collaboration between mobile operators and the financial...

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Kenya to classify telcoms infrastructure as utilities

August 9, 2013 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Kenya to classify telcoms infrastructure as utilities

In a bid to curb the rising incidents of telecom infrastructure vandalism, the Kenyan government has made known its intention to put in place a telecom infrastructure protection law by the end of December 2013. Information Cabinet Secretary Dr Fred...

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Vodafone Global Enterprise enters Nairobi

August 8, 2013 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Vodafone Global Enterprise enters Nairobi

According to a CIO East Africa report Vodafone Global Enterprise (VGE) has announced it will engage with Safaricom Business as it establishes a base in Nairobi, Kenya. VGE is said to have been founded in 2007 and is focused on supporting businesses looking...

Asus eyes increased market share in Kenya

August 6, 2013 • East Africa, Gadgets and GamingComments Off on Asus eyes increased market share in Kenya

Notebook vendor ASUS is set to increase its market share in the Kenyan PC market with the introduction of their Taichi convertible Ultrabook, Zenbook Touch Ultrabook and the G-Series gaming laptop. The devices which will be introduced in the current quarter...

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Will Tanzania’s Finance Bill stymie Internet growth?

August 5, 2013 • East Africa, Finance, Top StoriesComments Off on Will Tanzania’s Finance Bill stymie Internet growth?

Amendments to Tanzania’s recently passed Finance Bill 2013 has ushered in a 14,5% excise duty on all mobile airtime, mobile services, as well as landline and wireless telecommunication services. According to research Tanzanians will have to fork out more...

SIM switch-off impacts Kenya’s mobile movers

August 2, 2013 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on SIM switch-off impacts Kenya’s mobile movers

A report posted by The Star says that Safaricom, Kenya’s largest mobile network operator, was the only one to have upped its call traffic volume after the process of deactivating unregistered SIM cards was initiated at the beginning of the year. According...

Mastercard reinforces commitment to drive Digital Transformation in Zimbabwe

Kenya: MasterCard, Paynet bank on EMV

July 31, 2013 • East Africa, SecurityComments Off on Kenya: MasterCard, Paynet bank on EMV

MasterCard today signed a deal with regional card processor Paynet Group to partner in a local initiative geared towards encouraging the switch from magnetic strip to EMV cards. Dubbed “The Great Migration to EMV Chip,” the local initiative brings...

Equity Bank, Airtel Kenya partner on m-commerce

July 31, 2013 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Equity Bank, Airtel Kenya partner on m-commerce

Equity Bank and Airtel Kenya have today entered into a partnership that will offer comprehensive mobile commerce solutions to their customers in Kenya, through Airtel Money. The service, available to all Equity Bank customers with Airtel lines, will enable...

Safaricom at risk of losing mobile operator license

July 31, 2013 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Safaricom at risk of losing mobile operator license

Safaricom, one of the largest mobile operators in Kenya, is at risk of losing its operator’s license if it fails to comply with the Communications Commission of Kenya’s (CCK) directives to improve services across the country. The Commission ordered the...

SAP ships in value for Kenya Ports Authority

July 25, 2013 • Company News, East Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on SAP ships in value for Kenya Ports Authority

The Kenya Ports Authority (KPA) has experienced phenomenal growth over the last 12 years. Traffic through the port of Mombasa, East and Central Africa’s main maritime gateway, has increased by 7.4% per annum. In 2000, KPA realized traffic of 9.126...

SEACOM to embark on community upliftment

July 22, 2013 • East Africa, Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on SEACOM to embark on community upliftment

SEACOM is celebrating the fourth anniversary of its commercial launch on 23 July 2013, by reaching out to communities across Africa with a range of social upliftment activities. This continues the pan-African telecom enabler’s tradition of celebrating its...

AccessKenya looks to connect county governments

July 16, 2013 • East Africa, Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on AccessKenya looks to connect county governments

Leading Corporate Internet and IT Solutions Provider AccessKenya Group has announced plans to aggressively target the 47 county governments for connection on its fibre and wireless networks and extend other ICT solutions to the counties, within the remainder...

Uganda wins for Africa at Imagine Cup

July 12, 2013 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (1)

Microsoft last night announced the winners of the 11th annual Microsoft Imagine Cup, the world’s premier competition for student technologists, developers and aspiring entrepreneurs to create innovative projects and ultimately bring those ideas to market....

Kenya, South Africa lead Africa App Quest pack

July 8, 2013 • East Africa, Online & Social, Southern AfricaComments Off on Kenya, South Africa lead Africa App Quest pack

Visa and South African Tourism’s quest to find the continent’s best travel app continues with more than 50 companies and individuals having registered so far for the Africa App Quest competition. To date the majority of the entries have come from Kenya...

Smile Uganda launches first true 4G LTE in Uganda

June 9, 2013 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Smile Uganda launches first true 4G LTE in Uganda

Smile Communications Uganda Limited  today launched the first true 4G LTE broadband network in Uganda. Smile has had commercial customers using its 4G LTE services for the past six months and, with the launch, Smile becomes the only operator in Uganda to...

Orange Campus set up in Senegal

May 16, 2013 • East Africa, Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Orange Campus set up in Senegal

With the creation of a new Orange Campus site in Senegal, the France Telecom-Orange Group, which is present in some 20 African countries, reaffirms its commitment to strengthening its worldwide managerial community and to supporting managers in their daily...