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Posts Tagged ‘Safaricom’

  • Kenyan consumers benefit as mobile service ‘war’ erupts

    October 6, 2008 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Kenyan consumers benefit as mobile service ‘war’ erupts

    With less than a month having entered the mobile market, Telkom-Kenya has registered more than 30,000 new connections to its freshly minted GSM mobile phone service, sending warning shots to the entire market...

  • Kenya’s Safaricom reduces call rates for night calls

    September 30, 2008 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Kenya’s Safaricom reduces call rates for night calls

    Mobile phone service provider, Safaricom, has unveiled lower calling rates for its subscribers that take effect from Monday. Both PrePay and PostPay subscribers will enjoy new lower calling rates at Sh5 from 10 pm to midnight, and Sh2.50 from midnight to 6 am...

  • Kenyan telecom firms explore green power as energy costs rise

    September 25, 2008 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Kenyan telecom firms explore green power as energy costs rise

    Safaricom, Zain and Econet have joined a global consortium of GSM operators in a search for more renewable power sources as rising electricity and fuel prices push the mobile firms’ spending on energy to new highs...

  • Zain raises $4.5 billion from shareholders

    September 22, 2008 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (1)

    Zain Group has announced that it has completed its capital increase raising US$4.49 billion with 99% of all shareholders subscribing. Cellular News reported that the number of subscribed shares exceeded 1.4 billion, bringing the total number of Zain shares to...

  • Econet to launch 3G in Kenya

    September 16, 2008 • Top StoriesComments Off on Econet to launch 3G in Kenya

    Econet Wireless Kenya has announced that it will later this year be offering 3G services to its customers. Econet the third mobile services provider in Kenya, has upped the competitive stakes to follow the current market leader Safaricom...

  • Safaricom honoured by Africa Investor

    September 16, 2008 • Top StoriesComments Off on Safaricom honoured by Africa Investor

    Kenya mobile phone service provider Safaricom was on Monday honoured as “Best African IPO” at African Investor Index Awards in New York...

  • Uganda Telecom Launches Prepaid Roaming Top Up

    September 12, 2008 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Uganda Telecom Launches Prepaid Roaming Top Up

    In a bid to beef up its borderless roaming offer in East Africa, Uganda Telecom is now offering Prepaid Roaming Top Up, a service that allows prepaid subscribers to top up their phones in the neighboring countries of Kenya, Tanzania and Burundi. Since...