Loon sets up new Ground Stations in Nyeri ahead of commercial launch in Kenya

Loon has announced the installation of a new set of ground stations in Nyeri, marking another step on the road towards the commercial launch of services in Kenya. The Nyeri site adds to similar ones in Nairobi and Nakuru. According to the company, this is a key step towards the deployment of commercial service in […]

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Telkom introduces Free Zones with free calls for its pre-paid voice customers

Kenya’s third largest mobile operator Telkom has launched Free Zones for its pre-paid voice customers. The Telkom Free zones according to the operator is part of its commitment to offer more value and benefit to its customers. Telkom Free Zones are selected areas where Telkom Kenya offers free calls, all day and all night, with […]

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Communications Authority approves Loon and Telkom Kenya’s balloon-powered Internet project

Loon has announced that it has received the necessary regulatory approvals from The Communications Authority to launch balloon-powered Internet on Telkom’s network in 2019. The company says it has already begun importing and installing ground infrastructure in Kenya. With this progress, Loon and Telkom expect to begin conducting initial tests with balloons over the country […]

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Mugo Kibati appointed new Telkom Kenya CEO

Telkom Kenya has announced the appointment of Mugo Kibati as its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO). He takes over from Aldo Mareuse who is moving on to pursue other interests having led the company from mid-2016. Announcing the new appointment at the company Eddy Njoroge, the chairman of the Telkom Kenya Board said the board was […]

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Telkom Kenya to send home 500 employees in workforce restructuring exercise

Telkom Kenya has announced plans to send home 500 employees as part of its workforce restructuring exercise. ‘’Telkom has issued the requisite thirty-day notice to relevant authorities and company stakeholders, of an intended workforce-restructuring exercise. In the statutory notification to the Ministry of Labour, Telkom Kenya has indicated that it is considering declaring about 500 […]

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2018 Connected Kenya Summit awards officially unveiled

ICT Cabinet Secretary Joe Mucheru has today officially unveiled the 2018 Connected Kenya Summit Innovation Awards.The awards will this time round be held in Nairobi at the Bomas of Kenya from 22nd to 24th October. All previous awards have always been held in Diani, at the Coast. The annual Connected Kenya Summit is a platform […]

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Telkom Kenya has unveiled 200 new 4G sites in Nairobi

Telkom Kenya has unveiled 200 new 4G sites within Nairobi and its environs to cater for the growing demand for data. The new sites raise the total number of 4G sites owned by Telkom to 300 and is expected to enhance Telkom’s overall 4G coverage network within the city. According to the company’s, Chief Technology, and Information […]

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CAK Gives US Firm Clearance To Buy 723 Telkom Kenya Towers

American Tower Corporation (ATC) has been given a go-ahead by Competition Authority of Kenya (CAK) to buy 723 Telkom Kenya towers. According to a report published by the Business Daily, the deal, the two firms expected to be completed in the first half of this year will give the American company a presence in the […]

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Cross network mobile money transfer to start next week on Tuesday

Mobile money users in the country will from next week Tuesday be able to send and receive money from across the different networks without extra charge. This follows the completion of the two-month interoperability pilot carried out between Safaricom and Airtel which started in January. In a statement, Safaricom, Airtel, and Telkom say the launch […]

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Orange signs agreement with Helios Investment Partners for the sale of its stake in Telkom Kenya

Orange has  signed a binding agreement with Helios Investment Partners for the sale of its entire 70% stake in Telkom Kenya, Kenya’s third largest telecommunication company According to a statement from the company, the finalization of the transaction remains subject to approval from the relevant authorities. ”This signature reflects Orange’s constant focus on optimizing its portfolio […]

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