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...
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...
Bolt has officially launched a new food delivery service in Kenya after announcing this plan in 2020. So far the service - which aims to give users access to restaurants and menus from the palm of their hands - has partnered with around 200 restaurants, including KFC, Big Square, Pizza...
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...
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...
Airtel Kenya has upgraded over 600 sites in Nairobi, Mombasa and Malindi to ensure that they are 5G ready - this comes shortly after rival telco, Safaricom, launched the first 5G commercial services in East Africa. “These 600 sites are now 5G-ready. We don’t have to make any further modifications...
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...
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...
Uber has expanded its ride-hailing service and online food delivery business to Nakuru, Kenya. According to Business Daily, this move will increase competition in the East African town where taxi-hailing services are dominated by Wasili Cabs and Bolt. “We remain optimistic about the business opportunity in Kenya, and the launch of...
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,...
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....
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...
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...
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...
Airtel Kenya has made a number of improvements to its network in order to meet the regulatory minimum threshold on quality of calls across the country. Airtel Managing Director, Prasanta Das Sarma told Business Daily that 270 sites were upgraded from 2G and 3G sites to 4G while more than...
MultiChoice has added Abol TV – a 24-hour premium 100% Ethiopian general entertainment channel – to its list of locally-focused channels. Abol TV joins DStv’s stable of Ethiopian programming including the Ethiopian Premier League, Amharic language channels such as Zee Alem, Nick Jnr Amharic, and local free-to-air channels. In developing the...
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