Here is a breakdown of Telkom’s new free night & WhatsApp data bundles &...

Telkom subscribers can now enjoy free data at night, free WhatsApp and free minutes for Telkom-to-Telkom calls when they sign up for...

Kenya Launches New Mobile Numbering Prefixes with M2M capabilities

On Tuesday, the Communications Authority of Kenya released a new mobile numbering prefix 01xxx in addition to the currently existing 07xxx.

Telkom upgrades network in more towns

Upgrade is part of Telkom’s KSh1 Billion network expansion and optimisation plan Telkom is upgrading its network’s capacity in...

Telkom Kenya Hires Safaricom’s Operations Chief to Drive its Mobile Division

Telkom Kenya has appointed Mr. Steve Okeyo as the new Managing Director for its Mobile Division. Mr. Okeyo is the former Director...

Liquid Telecom raises $180 million from CDC to accelerate broadband connectivity across Africa

CDC, the UK’s development finance institution, invested $180m equity investment in Liquid Telecom, an independent fibre and cloud provider in Africa in...

Safaricom deploys 400G network link to quadruple its capacity for home & enterprise users

Safaricom has deployed a 400G network link, to support the increasing video consumption alongside demand for higher video quality, support the emergence...

Huawei Launches its First 5G Commercial Network in South Africa

Huawei and rain, South Africa’s mobile data-only network operator, have launched the first 5G commercial network in South Africa, making South Africa...

Airtel rolls out 4G sites in over 40 new towns across Kenya

Airtel Kenya, which is in the process of merging with Telkom Kenya, has today announced the roll out of over 800 3G...

Telkom and Airtel Kenya merge to form Airtel-Telkom to take on Safaricom

Telkom Kenya and Airtel Kenya have agreed to merge their respective Mobile, Enterprise and Carrier Services businesses in...

Telkom raises $40 million debt from European Investment Bank to expand its 3G &...

Telkom has raised $40 million in debt from the European Investment Bank to grow its 3G and 4G coverage throughout Kenya, improve mobile connectivity, Fibre-To-The-Building...

MTN Uganda launches $270K Startup Fund | Opens up its API for fintech startups

MTN Uganda, part of the MTN Group has announced a $270,000 Startup Fund and granted access to third-parties to its Mobile Money Access...

Safaricom’s Lipa Na M-PESA Upgraded for Increased Privacy & Faster Transactions

 Safaricom's merchant payments service Lipa Na M-PESA has been upgraded for faster and more private cashless payments to benefit more than 21 million monthly...

Telkom Kenya to declare about 500 employees redundant to cut its operational costs

Telkom has today issued the requisite thirty-day notice to relevant authorities and company stakeholders, of an intended workforce-restructuring exercise. In the statutory notification to...

Telkom woos new subscribers with new KSh1.50 cents, per minute all-network bundle

Telkom announces the launch of the All-Network-Bundles, that will see customers on the network make calls for as low as KSh1.50 cents, per minute....

Bharti Airtel’s Airtel Africa sells a $1.25 billion stake to Singtel, SoftBank as it...

Bharti Airtel's Airtel Africa  has sold a $1.25 billion stake to six leading global investors comprising Warburg Pincus, Temasek, Singtel, SoftBank Group International and others through a primary equity issuance...

Airtel Kenya increases its voice, data costs by 30 cents & SMS by 10...

In view of the recent increase in excise duty, other taxes and rising input costs, Airtel Kenya has announced it has been constrained to...

Safaricom increases its Voice, SMS and Data prices in line with the new taxes

Safaricom has increased its voice, SMS and Data prices after the recent changes to taxes passed through the Finance Act 2018  which called for...

Boost chatbot to assist Kenyan mobile consumers select and buy the best airtime...

Boost by Overview has launched to help users select and buy the best airtime bundle for their needs after analyzing a user's requirements for...

Helios acquires majority stake in MENA’s direct carrier billing firm TPAY

Helios, an Africa-focused private investment firm has acquired a 76% stake in MENA's direct carrier billing firm TPAY provider from A15, a leading tech...

Safaricom launches installment payment plan to increase smartphone uptake among 10m feature phone users

Safaricom has launched a three-month campaign to increase smartphone uptake among Kenya’s feature phone users by offering  affordable 3G devices, convenient payment terms and personalized...

Telkom rejigs its Fibre-to-the-Building broadband speeds with a 1Gbps offering to attract more businesses

Telkom has revamped its Fibre-to-the-Building broadband speeds with a 1Gbps offering to attract more businesses and individuals looking for high speed fibre internet to...

Meet Rain, South Africa’s data-only 4G network where data never expires

Rain, a new generation 4G network has launched in South Africa with plans to redefine how South Africans use mobile data and their costs. Rain...

VODACOM M-PESA CELEBRATES 10 YEARS OF TRANSFORMING LIVES IN TANZANIA

Vodacom Tanzania PLC today marks 10 years since the introduction of Vodacom M-Pesa in Tanzania. Over the past decade, Vodacom M-Pesa has evolved into...

A decade after Kenya got undersea fibre optic cables, getting internet in rural areas...

John Mwangi is a Kenyatta University graduate student finalizing his MBA research and doing online his accountancy and financial examinations from various bodies, both...

NRM Safaricom boycott to render 1million people jobless- Dealers Association

Kenya has seen a dramatic election period that was characterized by bitter rigging accusations by the National Super Alliance to Jubilee, the ruling party....

French telco Orange Group launches Orange Bank, a 100% mobile-based bank

French telco Orange Group has launched its new banking offer in mainland France. This 100% mobile-based offer dubbed Orange Bank will offer free real-time...

Airtel Sierra Leone rebranded to Orange Sierra Leone after acquisition

Orange has officially launched its brand in Sierra Leone after completing the acquisition of Airtel Sierra Leone in July 2016 with plans to modernize and expand...

Mobile money transactions in Kenya hit Ksh 1.2 trillion

Mobile money services continue to soar in popularity among Kenyans as evidenced by the latest numbers where Kenyans have made transactions worth Ksh 1.2...

Tobiko directs DCI to investigate Safaricom personnel over flawed August poll

The director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Keriako Tobiko has directed that six Safaricom officers and Jubilee Party chief agent David Chirchir be investigated for...

Did Safaricom Breach Justice Lenaola’s Privacy?

Privacy is an issue subscribers in Kenya hold closely to their hearts so it is no surprise that the country is buzzing with the...