Is GOTV illegally charging its subscribers for free to air channels?

GOtv has done away with its Free to Air bouquet, dubbed as GOtv open bouquet, replacing it with GOtv lite where they will be...

You can now pay your taxes via Airtel Money

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Airtel Money visa card driving financial inclusion

On year after Airtel Kenya launched the Airtel Money VISA card, the debit card continues to allow easy access funds 24 hours a day,...

Campus Discounts,a global web platform exits private beta

Have you ever thought of a platform where university students receive, view and share product discounts posted by businesses located around their campuses? Well,...

Mobile Money: Ingenico Group wins ‘Financial Inclusion Platform of the Year award

Ingenico Group the global leader in seamless payment has won the ‘Financial Inclusion Platform of the Year’ Award at the 5th edition of the annual...

SimbaPay launches free UK to Nigeria money transfers

SimbaPay has launched a money transfer service between the United Kingdom (UK) and Nigeria that will see Nigerians  living in the UK can send...

How Airtel CSR is supporting education in Kenya

Internet for Schools:  Since the inception of Airtel’s internet for schools project, thousands of students across the country have continued to benefit from the free...

Ericsson signs deal with Safaricom to deploy Wi-Fi technology

Ericsson has signed a multi-year agreement with Kenya`s largest mobile operator Safaricom, to support the upgrade and expansion of its converged mobile network infrastructure in densely-populated...

SimbaNET tailors products to fit the Kenyan SMEs market

For a while now Kenya’s SME market has grown to become more dynamic through huge amounts of innovation and entrepreneurial spirit. SMEs are also...

Interview: Old Mutual Financial Advisor talks about early investments

Many people don’t seem to be investing in shares due to what people say or have seen with collapsed stock brokerage company like Nyaga. ...

e-Commerce: MOBOfree Records Outstanding Performances in Africa

MOBOfree.com, the leading African social marketplace has announced  an increase of more than 44% in the number of registered users of MOBOfree.com in Nigeria...

Halifax Limited launches first ever SMS- based Lottery in Kenya

Lottery operator Halifax Ltd. has today launched a one-of-its kind SMS-based lottery that will allow Kenyan mobile phone users to buy lottery tickets via...

Jumia announces Easter egg hunt; Also to offer discounts of up to 85% on...

This Easter, Jumia is expected to host what it says is the biggest virtual egg hunt in Kenya’s history.  The online shopping company says one...

Akon to grace the Airtel trace music star finals in Kenya

Celebrated pop star AKON will be in the country on 27th March 2015 for the Airtel Trace Music Star Pan-African Grand Finale, the continent’s...

Orange partners with Airtel to enable international money transfers between Côte d’Ivoire and Burkina...

Orange Money in Côte d’Ivoire will now be able  to use their mobile phones to send money to customers of Airtel Money in Burkina...

Safaricom opens new data centre in Kapsoya

Safaricom has opened its first state-of-the-art equipment hub in Eldoret in a move that is aimed at enhancing network quality in the North Rift...

Vodafone launches M-Pesa payments between Tanzania and Kenya

Vodafone has launched Mpesa transfer services between Tanzania and Kenya. A service which it says will see M-Pesa customers from East Africa’s two biggest...

GOtv unveils ”Dunga Milli” promotion, slices decoder prices by 22percent

GOtv has unveiled 'Dunga Milli', a new promotion that will see it give away Sh1millionn weekly and raft of prizes worth Sh100million for the...

Orange launches most affordable dual SIM handset in the Kenyan market

Integrated telecommunication solutions provider Orange has today launched an entry level dual SIM handset, further lowering the entry barriers for first time mobile phone...

Safaricom gets go-ahead to import digital set-top boxes

    Safaricom has applied for a digital broadcasting licence as it aims to take advantage of the convergence coming with digital TV migration to deepen...

Visa, Airtel Extend Mobile Payments to Seven African Countries

Visa and Bharti Airtel, have partnered to bring innovative mobile payment services to seven markets in Africa including Gabon, Ghana, Kenya, Madagascar, Rwanda, Seychelles...

HELB, KCB automate payout of Kshs. 8Billion kitty

(Photo source: Helb) High Education Loans Board (HELB) and KCB have launched a Student Smart card aimed at improving efficiency in the loan disbursement scheme....

Orange launches Orange Klif digital offer to deliver mobile internet to more people across...

Orange has launched Orange Klif digital offer, a new breakthrough digital offer across its significant African and Middle Eastern footprint. The company says this new...

Airtel launches UnlimiNET bundles for unlimited connections

Airtel Kenya has announced the introduction of yet another new unique and exciting product that offers customers the peace of mind and freedom to...

Mobile money: MoneyGram Agent Network in Africa hits 25,000 Locations

MoneyGram agent network in Africa has reached 25,000 locations, the company has announced. This according to the company is after  a strategic expansion initiative...

Safaricom aims at e-payment billions with M-Pesa cards

Safaricom plans to introduce M-Pesa payment cards that will be used for settling government services and taxes, in yet another move that puts the...

Safaricom services restored following network outage in parts of Nairobi

Earlier today Safaricom experienced a major outage of its services in parts of Nairobi leaving subscribers with no access to calls, SMS and data...

Mobile Money: HelloCash mobile money services launches in Ethiopia

Lion International Bank and Somali Micro Finance in partnership with Ethiopian based technology service provider BelCash Technology Solution PLC have launched the official pilot...

Orange and Ecobank launch money transfer service in Africa

By Nixon Kanali, Orange and pan-African banking group Ecobank have rolled out a service that will enable Orange Money subscribers who also have bank...

Orange rolls out 3G network to 14 more areas in the country

Orange has added 14 more urban centres to its 3G network. Orange says the 14 towns are now covered by the Orange high-speed 3G service....

Airtel Kenya drops roaming data and call rates in Uganda

Bharti Airtel has  announced a significant reduction in data roaming and rates in Uganda. The data rates have reduced by 78%  and call rates by...

Tigo subscribers to enjoy 36m music tracks on their smartphones

Tigo, Tanzania's leading innovative telecommunication company has announced the launch of Tigo Music through a partnership with Deezer, the international music streaming service that will...

Gemalto prepaid EMV banking cards extend reach of Vodacom m-pesa mobile wallet in South...

 Gemalto, the world leader in digital security, announces the deployment of prepaid EMV banking cards to complement Vodacom’s m-pesa mobile wallet service in South...

Safaricom subscribers to receive calls for free while roaming in Uganda

Safaricom has discounted roaming rates for roaming calls made in Uganda following the adoption of the One Network Area initiative by the country. This comes...

SAFARICOM SLASHES ROAMING RATES FOR SUBSCRIBERS TRAVELLING TO OVER 20 COUNTRIES

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First Phase of Konza Techno City Construction Kicks Off

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Equity Bank lines up Vijana na Equity programme to nurture youthful entrepreneurs in the...

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Safaricom launches the LTE Advanced Safaricom 4G Network in Nairobi

By Nixon Kanali After months of testing in several parts of Nairobi, Safaricom has finally launched the LTE Advanced! Safaricom 4G which the company says...

Safaricom’s Lipa Na M-Pesa ranked top In Cashless Transactions

With less than a year after it was introduced, Safaricom’s Lipa Na M-PESA has been ranked as the most preferred method of making payments...

Airtel Kenya Appoints Titus Naikuni to chair its Board of Directors

Bharti Airtel has appointed former Kenya Airways Chief Executive Titus Naikuni as their new Airtel Kenya’s board of directors chairman. He joins the team  in...

Mobile phone firms Safaricom and Airtel buy out yuMobile

Mobile phone firms Safaricom and Airtel have bought out yuMobile, a move which is said to have opened a new chapter in the communication...

Did you know that Bharti Airtel was exploring possibilityof buying MTN Group?

In May 2008, it emerged that Bharti Airtel, an India-based telecommunications company, was exploring the possibility of buying MTN Group. The Financial Times reported...

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