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Mobile Operator Billing Kenya

Mobile Operator Billing In Kenya By Microsoft, What You Need To Know

Microsoft today announced the going live of mobile operator billing for Windows Phone devices in Kenya. Something that many have been looking forward to...
Samsung Galaxy Trend

Deal Alert! Samsung Galaxy Trend Now Selling at Kshs 12,999 At Safaricom Open Day

Samsung galaxy Trend is quite a popular device in the lower mid range segment and has quite enough going for it. Top among it...
Safaricom API

Safaricom to Open Up MPesa API In March 2015

This conversation has been ongoing and developers, with the knowledge of how Safaricom's Mpesa access for Kenyan developers would boost scale for local developers....
orange

Of Orange Kenya And Marketing Aimed Solely at Safaricom Subscribers

It's tough out here, particularly when you are competing with a company that came while you were the sole service provider and watched them...
Smart Home

Safaricom To Venture Into Fiber To The Home As Cable Content Provider

Safaricom has already laid out 770 kilometers of fiber cable within Kenya with 640 ongoing, Nairobi takes the bulk of this. The 640 km...
Safaricom Full year 14

Safaricom to provide free broadband to schools with free laptop program enrolled

Safaricom has today announced that they will provide free broadband connectivity to all the schools where the Kenya government will roll out the primary...
Huawei Ascend P7

Huawei Ascend P7 To Hit Kenya Shelves in Early June

Huawei Ascend P7 is this sleek looking device launched by Huawei in Paris on the 7th of May. This is the quite promising flagship...
Samsung S Carpet

Samsung Galaxy S5 to hit 125 Countries on April 11th in Relay Tagged S Carpet

Samsung Galaxy S5 hits the market starting tomorrow, 11th of April in 125 countries concurrently. Each of the 150 countries get the device within...
Samsung Galaxy S5

67% Of Mobile Phones Sold in Kenya are Smartphones

100,000 smartphones are sold each month in Kenya, making it a leading market for smartphones in Sub-Saharan Africa. This can be attributed to the...

Safaricom Refreshes Corporate Portal, Can Now Be Accessed by the Visually Impaired

WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organization) places the amount of published works available to the visually impaired at 5%. This data includes published works in...

Safaricom opens pre-orders for Galaxy S5; to go for just Ksh 74,999

The long awaited Galaxy S5 pre-orders through Safaricom are now open. Coming hours after rivals Airtel announced their pre-order, Safaricom's deal involves the network operator...

Safaricom Explores NFC Mobile Wallets for Mass Market Deployment, Might Just Be Integrated into Lipa Na Mpesa

M-Pesa has played a major role in bringing financial services to Kenya's unbanked population. Serving 56% of the population, mobile money has had a...
Infinix Alpha Marvel X502

Infinix to launch the Alpha Marvel X502 With Safaricom in Kenya

Infinix is a largely unknown mobile phone company that has made inroads in Nigeria and now Kenya. Following hotly in the footsteps of Tecno...

Safaricom, Airtel eye 30% Stake in YuMobile

YuMobile owners, Essar Telecom will in March 2014 complete talks to sell a 30% stake to a strategic investor for $100 million (Sh.8.54 billion)...

Safaricom Fights Telkom Orange Provocative Ad

Thanks to Orange's 6-week ad campaign to date, it is no longer a surprise that Safaricom subscribers are paying much more than what rival...

Safaricom: Here’s Why We Sent SMS Broadcast from Deposit Protection Fund Board

Safaricom customers were the receivers of DPFB SMS's recently. The DPFB is an organization under the Central Bank of Kenya. Points clarifying the SMS...

Safaricom Now Owns Over 30% of TEAMs Cable After Yu Sells its Stake

Safaricom now owns a 32.5% stake in the TEAMs (The East Africa Marine System) fibre cable. The telecomm operator increased its shareholding in the...
Fiber cable

Safaricom To Give Commercial Buildings Free Connection to Its Fibre Network

Commercial buildings in Nairobi can now be connected to Safaricom's fibre optic grid for free. Already buildings in Westlands are enjoying the free service....

Safaricom Subscribers to Enjoy New Roaming Charges in East Africa

Mobile subscribers can now enjoy lower roaming charges after Safaricom introduced bundles for their voice, SMS and internet services. The offer targets customers roaming...

Safaricom To Diversify into TV Content

Safaricom plans to expand into selling on-demand television services. Aimed at mobile devices the new service extends beyond the company's core revenue stream which...
Nokia Lumia 1020 Launch

Nokia raises the bar with Lumia 1020 launch in Kenya

No seriously, Nokia launched the Lumia 1020 at an event held at the KICC helipad on the 28th floor and there was a temporary...
MyMarket Safaricom

Safaricom also jumps in to classifieds business bandwagon

In a text alert that Safaricom just sent in to alert subscribers of a new service called MyMarket. This is essentially a classifieds portal...
SIM Cards

Statement by Kenyan Telcos skirts around media reports of 650,000 unregistered SIM cards

Media reports that the four Kenyan telco heads had been summoned by the Kenyan Criminal Investigations Department on call by the Communications Commission of...

Kenya to Host 2013 Safaricom Appstar Challenge

Kenya will play host to the second edition of the Vodafone Appstar Challenge where winners stand a chance to take home the grand prize...

Qualcomm enables developers at Mobile Monday

Qualcomm yesterday stamped it's presence in Kenya that as a company they're here to stay and are willing to work with and engage the...
Bonyeza Ushinde

Clever marketing campaign that is Bonyeza Ushinde Na Safaricom

Bonyeza Ushinde is meant for those mobile phone users with non touch phones. Bonyeza is a Swahili word that means press. You don't press...
Safaricom Chattitude

Safaricom to launch Chattitude, a Ksh 10 daily subscription product for social media access

Safaricom will tomorrow launch a 60 day promotion for their new product called Chattitude. Chattitude is a subscription model data product that will require...
Safaricom VumaOnline

Safaricom launches Free PSV Wi-Fi Service called Vuma Online

Safaricom Limited has partnered with PSV operators in an initiative that will see passengers access free internet in more than 200 matatus and buses...
Blackberry Z10, Blackberry Q10

Safaricom Shops now stocking Blackberry Z10 and Blackberry Q10

Seems the Blackberry 10 devices Blackberry Z10 and Blackberry Q10 are around in more "official" channels. So if you are up for any of...
Safaricom 4G LTE

Safaricom demos live LTE setup maxing at 100mbps on modem, rollout by end year

Safaricom today at the financial year 2013 end year announcements demoed a set-up of 4G LTE (Long Term Evolution technology) network maxing out at 100 Mbps. Robert...
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