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Safaricom and Uber Collaborate to Introduce M-PESA Payments and Disbursements

Kenya| Uber and Safaricom have announced a groundbreaking partnership today, introducing a seamless payment option for riders across Kenya via M-PESA. This collaboration builds upon the successful integration with Uber Eats, which allowed consumers to utilize M-PESA for delivery payments...

Safaricom to Pay $850 Million for Ethiopian Operating Licence

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...

Safaricom Partners with Ericsson to Provide Gbps Backhaul Capacity in Kenya

Safaricom has chosen Ericsson to supply microwave solutions based on the E-band platform to achieve multi Gbps backhaul capacity for mobile broadband nationwide coverage in Kenya. The solution – MINI-LINK 6352 – is expected to offer high capacity, efficient use...

Safaricom to Bid on Opportunity to Expand in Ethiopia

Safaricom is now one of six companies vying for the chance to claim one of two Ethiopian telecoms licences. This is one opportunity that the telco has been waiting on and one that might grant access to a licence...

Safaricom to Throttle Home Fibre Plans

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...

Safaricom Appoints New Board Chairman

Safaricom has appointed Michael Joseph (the telco's former CEO) as new board chairman, he succeeds Nicholas Ng'ang'a who has retired. Joseph will take up this position effective 1 August 2020. "Mr Ng'ang'a took up the leadership reins at a time...

Kenyans Spend Most of their Income on Airtime, Report says

The Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (KNBS) has revealed, via a survey, that Kenyans spend most of their income on airtime. The survey, published in the KNBS Consumer Price Index (CPI) for March 2020, showed that mobile phone airtime is...
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Ericsson & MTN Collaborate for Digital Skills & Sustainability

Ericsson and MTN Group have unveiled a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) at the Mobile World Congress Barcelona 2024 in...
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