CS Joe Mucheru unveils devices for the Digital Literacy Programme

ICT Cabinet Secretary Joe Mucheru has today unveiled the devices that will be used by primary teachers and pupils in the Digital literacy program in the country. The devices were unveiled at the ongoing Connected Summit 2016 in Diani, Mombasa. The devices which include tablets and laptops are loaded with content for Standard 1, with […]

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Airtel renews M-Pesa agents battle with Safaricom

Airtel Kenya has renewed its battle with Safaricom over the sharing of mobile money agents. Airtel, through its lawyers Mukite Musangi Advocates, has written to Safaricom accusing it of coercing its mobile money transfer agents to remove Airtel branding from their shops and stop offering Airtel Money services failure to which they would have their […]

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CAK new regulations to require registration for use of public Wi-Fi

By TechTrendsKE, Writer  The Communications Authority of Kenya (CAK) is drafting regulations that will soon require anyone accessing wireless Internet (Wi-Fi) through public hot spots to log in using their personal details. This announcement was made yesterday by the CAK Director General Eng. Francis Wangusi during a press briefing to formally introduce him to the […]

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Digital Migration switchover deadline reached for 119 countries

By Nixon Kanali, TechTrendsKE Today is the official deadline for the switchover from analogue to Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT), the digital Migration. The deadline was set by ITU Member States at the Regional Radio communication Conference held in 2006, known as the GE06 Regional Agreement The migration heralds the development of ‘all-digital’ terrestrial broadcast services […]

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CAK shuts down six FM stations in Nyanza for operating illegally

The Communications Authority of Kenya (CAK) together with law enforcement agencies, has executed warrants to search and subsequently impounded equipment used to transmit unauthorized radio broadcast frequencies by six FM stations in Nyaza. The stations, namely , Ugwe FM in Rongo Town (97.1Mhz), Radio Faith FM in Oyugis Town (94.1Mhz), Radio Pacho in Siaya Town […]

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Opinion: Why we need to take Digital Migration seriously

The Digital Migration in Kenya can be compared to the legendary Wildebeest Migration, one of the “Seven New Wonders of the World” and also known as The World Cup of Wildlife. If there is a safari you should go on, this has to be it. Over two million animals migrate from the Serengeti National Park […]

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CAK: Reports of Digital Migration date extended misleading

If you are a keen follower of the Digital Migration Debate in Kenya you might have come across some reports that  the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) had allowed some African countries to extend their digital migration deadlines beyond the 17th June 2015. Well, the Communication Authority of Kenya (CAK) has reacted harshly to these reports […]

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High Court to rule on thin SIM in January

The High Court will determine in January whether a mobile operator associated with Equity Bank should roll out the thin SIM technology. According to Capital FM, Judge Isaac Lenaola on Thursday said he will deliver his verdict next year after parties in the case made their final submissions. Advocate Wambua Kilonzo for the Communication Authority […]

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