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Posts Tagged ‘Kenya tech news’

  • Wang'ombe Kariuki Director-General at Competition Authority of Kenya

    Kenya telecom sector and watchdogs call for truce

    May 8, 2015 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Kenya telecom sector and watchdogs call for truce

    Kenya has been in the midst of a telecommunications companies versus regulators struggle for some time, but that battle appears to be coming to an end after the country’s regulators announced they inked a new memorandum of understanding aimed at settling...

  • Orange reinforces connectivity on the West African Coast

    Kenya: CA approves mobile operators to test 4G technology

    April 24, 2015 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Kenya: CA approves mobile operators to test 4G technology

    Airtel Kenya and Orange Kenya have received regulatory approval to begin testing 4G technology on their networks. The authorisation by the Communications Authority of Kenya (CA) means they can begin to launch the service commercially. Safaricom has...

  • Safaricom’s Nzioka Waita joins Kenyan civil service

    April 22, 2015 • East Africa, People, Top StoriesComments Off on Safaricom’s Nzioka Waita joins Kenyan civil service

    Safaricom’s, Nzioka Waita has been called to the Civil Service by Kenyan President, Uhuru Kenyatta. Nzioka is currently the mobile operator’s Head of Corporate Affairs. According to a report by cio.co.ke, the 39-year-old has been appointed Secretary...

  • safaricom

    Kenya: Safaricom finalises M-Pesa migration

    April 21, 2015 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Kenya: Safaricom finalises M-Pesa migration

    Kenyan operator Safaricom has revealed that it has finalised the transfer of its M-Pesa servers to Kenya. According to the company, service outages on the mobile money service should be reduced now that M-Pesa is hosted locally within Kenya. According to the...

  • Pan African Towers signs $20 million infrastructural investment deal

    Kenya: Telcos demand audit of ICT fund

    March 25, 2015 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Kenya: Telcos demand audit of ICT fund

    According to a report by The Daily Nation, Kenya’s telecommunication companies allegedly want the industry regulator to set up an audit for the Universal Service Fund and update them on its status. Through the Telecommunications Service Providers of...

  • Kenya: Safaricom set to move into digital broadcasting

    March 6, 2015 • Top StoriesComments Off on Kenya: Safaricom set to move into digital broadcasting

    Kenyan operator Safaricom has applied for a digital television broadcasting licence. According to the company, this will allow it to take advantage of the technological convergence that comes with TV migration. Safaracom revealed that this will allow it to...

  • Pervasive connectivity still a pipe dream in Africa?

    Orange launches Wi-Fi in Western Kenya

    February 11, 2015 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Orange launches Wi-Fi in Western Kenya

    Orange Kenya has rolled out Wi-Fi in Bungoma County in Western Kenya. According to the company, the Wi-Fi service, for the moment, covers the county headquarters in Bungoma and the town. The company did however reveal that the second phase of the project,...

  • Pervasive connectivity still a pipe dream in Africa?

    Kenya: CA seeks to identify ICT access gaps

    January 30, 2015 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Kenya: CA seeks to identify ICT access gaps

    The Communications Authority of Kenya is seeking a consultant to identify regions facing challenges in access to ICT services as it prepares to implement the Universal Service Fund’s functions, this according to The Star. According to the report, the CA...

  • top tech news

    IT News Africa: Top Stories of the Week

    January 2, 2015 • Top StoriesComments Off on IT News Africa: Top Stories of the Week

    2015 has kicked off with bang so far; however the last week of 2014 also saw some great ventures in the tech industry. Earleir this week, seven start-ups emerged from the Ampion Venture Bus in Tunisia. To add to this, we saw the departure of Luca Rossi,...

  • Airtel Uganda launches LTE network

    Kenya: Airtel to offer mentorship programmes to orphans

    December 23, 2014 • Company News, East Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Kenya: Airtel to offer mentorship programmes to orphans

    Bharti Airtel is set to offer mentorship programmes to the Good Samaritan Orphans and Destitute Centre in Kayole’s Soweto. According to the company, the programme is part of the Airtel spirit where Airtel staff voluntarily give both time and expertise at...

  • Kenya: Safaricom reveals USD 1 Million venture fund

    November 27, 2014 • East Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Kenya: Safaricom reveals USD 1 Million venture fund

    Kenyan operator, Safaricom, has revealed a USD 1 million venture fund. The fund is aimed at accelerating the development of mobile applications. According to Safaricom, the Spark Venture Fund will be offered to mobile ICT start-ups based in Kenya, either...

  • Titus Naikuni named as Chairman for Airtel Kenya

    November 21, 2014 • People, Top StoriesComments Off on Titus Naikuni named as Chairman for Airtel Kenya

    Bharti Airtel has revealed the appointment of Dr. Titus Naikuni as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Airtel Kenya. Dr. Naikuni, holds a Bachelor of Science Honours Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Nairobi. He is also a graduate...

  • Digicape announces iPhone battery replacement process

    Kenya: Consumers order more iPhones than Apple can provide

    November 19, 2014 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Kenya: Consumers order more iPhones than Apple can provide

    Apple products are growing in popularity across Kenya. According to reports, the brand cannot keep up with the consumer demand for the device. According to figures from mobile operators as well as resellers, the demand for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus is...

  • Microsoft launches new Lumia devices in Kenya

    November 18, 2014 • East Africa, Gadgets and Gaming, Top StoriesComments Off on Microsoft launches new Lumia devices in Kenya

    Microsoft has revealed the availability of the Lumia 830 and Lumia 730 Dual SIM devices. According to Microsoft, both devices will run on its Windows Phone 8.1 OS. The Lumia 830 is one of the company’s flagship devices. According to Microsoft, the...

  • More than 20k malicious apps use Facebook APIs

    Facebook’s Internet.org App headed to Kenya

    November 11, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Facebook’s Internet.org App headed to Kenya

    Today, at AfricaCom in Cape Town, South Africa, Facebook’s Vice President of Internet.org, Chris Daniels spoke about Internet.org and the importance of making internet access available to the two-thirds of the world not yet connected. As part of this...

  • Africa's smartphone market declines despite strong performance

    Kenya: Mobile subscriptions on the rise

    October 31, 2014 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Kenya: Mobile subscriptions on the rise

    According to reports, Kenya’s total number of mobile subscriptions grew by 5.6 percent to 32.2 million at the end of June. This is according to Q4 statistics unveiled by the Communications Authority (CA). The statistics revealed that mobile penetration...