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Communications Authority of Kenya (CA) Explains the Competition Clause in Telecommunications

The Communications Authority's responsibility of monitoring competition is motivated by the need to protect ICT users from unfair business practice - Ngene
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Can Kenyan Banks End Mpesa’s Dominance with PesaLink?

Since Kenyan banks lost to Mpesa in 2006, their sole strategy has been to catch up. Kenyan banks are running out of ideas, resorting to copying Mpesa.

KPMG Dissects M-PESA’s Social Value As The Platform Hits 10 Years

A new ‘True Earnings’ Report by KPMG, finds that customers have, by far, been the largest financial beneficiaries of the M-PESA platform. KPMG performed an...
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iHub CEO Kamal Bhattacharya to Leave for Safaricom Project

iHub CEO and Research Scientist Kamal Bhattacharya to leave iHub for Safaricom Innovation Hub which is opening soon.

Kenya Government Opposes Proposal to Break Up M-Pesa From Safaricom

Towards the end of last month, a report by Analysys Mason, a firm that was hired by the Communications Authority of Kenya to look at...

The Ripple Effect of Facebook’s Express Wi-Fi in Kenya

“I cannot comment on that but if Kenya is a good fit, we shall definitely consider offering to launch it here” - Ime Archibong, Facebook’s...

Report Recommends M-Pesa to be Detached From Safaricom to Reduce Market Dominance

The Communications Authority of Kenya (CA) hired Analysys Mason - an independent international consultant - to look at the country’s telecommunication and broadcasting industry on market...
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Kenyas Mobile Subscriptions Drop in Latest Regulator Quarterly Report

Kenya's Communication Authority has published the quarter 3 2016 Telecommunication sector statistics report for the quarter ending September. As usual the report compares a quarter...
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Safaricom planning to Release holistic M-Pesa API for Developers

The M-Pesa API to be released in 2017 will have expanded capabilities to accommodate various platforms developers use.
Ronald Webb, Director Financial Services Safaricom

Safaricom’s M-Pesa Kadogo: What is the Bigger Picture?

Why Safaricom Scrapped Charges for Transactions Below Kshs. 100 with M-Pesa Kadogo
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The Latest Ruling on Skiza Tunes Derails Efforts to Pay Artistes Better Royalties

The Achilles heel for local musicians has been payment of royalties for their music. We are used to perennial complaints by musicians that they...
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Cheza Games Refunds Safaricom Customers for Illegal Gaming Subscriptions

Have you ever found yourself trapped in a premium service that you didn’t know how you signed up to? Or you even are sure...

Huawei and Safaricom Mark 14-Year Partnership With Discounts on Select Mobile Devices

Chinese network and telecommunications solutions company, Huawei, and Safaricom, Kenya's leading mobile network operator are this week celebrating 14 years of their partnership in...

Safaricom Hires a Consultant ahead of Dominance Rules Expected in 2017

Safaricom is aware of the impact of a study being undertaken by the Communications Authority of Kenya on dominance of the telco business in Kenya.

M-Pesa and Data Push Safaricom’s Half Year Profits to Kshs. 23.9 Billion

Safaricom's non-voice revenue surpassed voice revenue for the first time Number of 30 day M-Pesa users hits 17.6 Million customers Data revenues grew...
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Safaricom Pilots Fiber to the Home In Nairobi, Aims for Zuku’s Jugular

In 2015, Kenya Power announced it was considering venturing into the home internet business. The company was to rely on its extensive distribution footprint...
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Safaricom to Launch New Data Bundles Targeted at 4G Users

In 2014, Safaricom started testing 4G LTE in Kenya with sites in both Mombasa and Nairobi. 4G was initially available in Gigiri, Runda, Buruburu,...

Safaricom Opens Pre-orders for Tecno Phantom 6s

The s stands for Safaricom or special edition or single SIM?
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Kenya’s Little Cab Gets a Little Hiccup Resulting in Name Change

Little Cab, an app and taxi service by Craft Silicon and Safaricom is onto it's first hurdle, (well, if you count the massive price...
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Safaricom Appoints Ronn Webb the New Head of Financial Services

Safaricom has today announced Ron Webb as the new head of the financial services division. The division houses Safaricom's mobile money service M-pesa. Webb joins...
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Safaricom to Use Nokia’s Big Data Solution in Improving Customer Experience

Telco Safaricom has annouced it will begin using Nokia’s Customer Experience Management on Demand, a big data solution, in a bid to improve customer experience....

Safaricom Conducting Pilot for Lipa na M-Pesa Payments Card

In a move aimed at accelerating payments using Safaricom's Lipa na M-Pesa merchant solution, Safaricom is conducting a pilot for a Lipa na M-Pesa...

Safaricom Blaze: Beyond the Smartphone

Will it spark a youth movement?

Safaricom, Craft Silicon Partner to Counter Uber’s Dominance: Here is What You Need to Know

Yesterday, Little Cab, a product of Safaricom and Craft Silicon became the latest entrant into the taxi hailing space. The space has in the...
Sateesh Kamath, Safaricom Chief Financial Officer

Safaricom Announces New Chief Financial Officer

Safaricom has today announced the appointment of Sateesh Kamath as it’s new Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and Executive Board Member of Safaricom Ltd effective from...

Safaricom Will Now Compensate Subscribers Who Get Bad Service

In the recently released Communication Authority of Kenya Q3 2016 statistics report, Kenya's mobile penetration now stands at 89.2% of the population. The Authority attributed...
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Mobile Penetration in Kenya Grows to 89.2% With 38.3 Million Mobile Subscribers

  The Communication Authority of Kenya (CAK) has released the latest (Q3 2016) statistics report for the period between January and March 2016 on the mobile telephony...

My-Shwari App Helps You Keep Up With Your M-Shwari Loans In A Way You Never Thought You Needed

It can be such a hassle keeping up with M-Shwari deadlines and transactions. One cool app solves it all: My-Shwari.

Safaricom Blaze: All You Need to Know

BLAZE is a new by-product of Safaricom that targets youth under the age of 26. Here, we take a look at what it offers and more.
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