Airtel Kenya and the Communications Authority of Kenya have always had a tussle about money, especially regarding spectrum fees. The fight has been ongoing for some time now, and has for a long time seen the operator and the...
The 2022 Samsung Unpacked event was held yesterday. This is February so the South Korean technology company usually refreshes its Galaxy S lineup at this time. We have watched these unveilings for an extended period, and while the devices...
In keeping up with digital technology, a website has been launched that will allow locals and non locals to explore Kenya virtually. Kenya House is a digital hub for information on Kenya’s past, present and future. When you visit the website,...
Safaricom M-PESA Xpress has been around for more than four years. The feature was launched by the operator to see Kenyans pay easily for apps from places such as Google Play or iOS’s App Store. At its launch, it made a...
I listen to a lot of podcasts. I watch a lot of YouTube videos. So when my favourite YouTubers started hosting podcasts on the giant video sharing platform, I couldn't be more excited. I am not alone. A recent...
The termination rates debate is still hot for two primary reasons, all led by operators. On one side, Safaricom wants the CA to rethink the new KES 0.12 per minute proposed fee, which is substantially lower than what was...
Data from operator Safaricom reveals that millions of Kenyans are using its overdraft facility, Fuliza. Introduced back in 2019, the facility has grown substantially and is now part and parcel of the carrier’s leading moneymakers. Fuliza is owned by the operator...
The mobile termination rates (MRTs) debate has been ongoing for a couple of days now, and that’s for good reason because there are some pressing issues that are yet to be addressed by the ICT regulator the CA, as...
The past year has been interesting from a policy POV with the new legislative and regulatory changes in Kenya’s tech space. This year, my senior Caroline Simba and I take a look at what 2022 has in store.  10. Networks:...
Towards the end of 2021, ICT regulator the Communications Authority of Kenya (CA) announced plans to cut call termination rates, also referred to as mobile termination rates (MTRs) from KES 0.99 to KES 0.12 per minute. The new rates were...
We saw really great smartphones last d̶e̶c̶a̶d̶e̶ year - foldables went mainstream(OPPO Find N, Z Flip 3, Z Fold 3 among others), S21 series, Xiaomi Mi 11T Pro, Galaxy A72, OPPO Reno6 5G, iPhone 13 series, Infinix Zero X...
We got our hands on various gadgets this year - from smart home devices, smartwatches, laptops, smartphones and wearables. You all loved engaging with our articles and here are our most-read reviews from 2021. Anker Soundcore Q20 Review Audiophiles are always...
Every year for the past 6 years we take a trip down memory lane from an ICT Law and Policy POV, here is 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019. We didn’t have one for 2020 unfortunately due to unforeseeable circumstances. Here...
Data about mobile money services has been released by the ICT regulator the Communications Authority of Kenya (CA) for the first quarter of the 2021/2022 FY, starting from July to September 2021. This information is essential because it highlights trends...
A couple of days ago, it was revealed that Safaricom was in the process of supplementing its popular super-app M-PESA with ads. The development, of course, was met by public uproar, but it was for good reason. See, we are used...
Kenya Power believes that it is in a better position to distribute high-speed internet to the rural parts of the country. This is not news, because in the past, we have heard of similar plans, but they have never really...
Infinix has really stepped up its smartphone game in the past couple of months. They have launched a wide variety of really great devices with modern features and upgraded specs to suit price-conscious consumers. Infinix is currently rewarding customers this...
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Instagram is one of my favourite social media platforms right after Twitter and TikTok. The Meta-owned social network has been launching new features much to my delight so I end up staying longer on the app. Features like Reels, the...
Mobile transacting is fast becoming the golden egg of financial services – and nowhere more so than in Africa. According to the Global System for Mobile Communications (GSMA) 2021 State of the Industry Report on Mobile Money, the number of registered...
Nokia has since revealed the T20 tablet. It was not entirely a secret because the device was leaked widely. For the most part, the tab looks like an excellent device based on sheer specs and price. And here is a round-up...
A lot of people are shifting into online services to stream films and TV shows. While there are a ton of options from which users can access motion pictures, the majority of Kenyans have settled on Netflix and Showmax. The two...
If you've been keeping up with smartphone trends, you'll notice the prices have been on an upward trajectory with features that can dwarf the current phone you have and make you feel jealous and an increasing need to buy...
People have found themselves in trouble for using SIM cards that are not registered using their credentials. This is a big issue that has been around for a long time. Partly, we can blame telcos and associated regulators for not...
Kenya became the second country in Africa to roll out a commercial 5G network, which is set to improve customer experience with super high-speed internet, low latency, and massive connectivity that will completely change production, lifestyles, and the way...
Safaricom Data Manager is a powerful tool that has been in use for a long time now. The feature allows customers to browse the web with peace of mind because it ensures that customers' airtime is not touched in case...
Many things have happened since Safaricom introduced Home Fibre more than five years ago. The product, now, is in thousands of households, with a rough estimation that it will hit the 300K mark the next time the carrier releases its...
It has become an obvious thing to do in Kenya, particularly for upcoming startups that are making key strides in expanding their business: push for a fund drive, secure millions of shillings from global VCs that are sometimes not...
Last week, operator Safaricom launched a video-on-demand platform named BAZE. The product, which has been in development for the past two years or so, is akin to what Viusasa or similar products do: you get access to local, and...
Safaricom and Huawei have a new solution for restaurants and cafes named ‘Scan & Order.’ According to our knowledge, this is the first customers will use the service in Kenya. It has, however, been in action in other leading countries,...
Facebook and Instagram now feature a 'Time Well Spent' feature that let users know how much time they've spent on the apps. I decided to check the activity dashboard and learnt that I spend close to five and six...
With Instagram suggested posts, the memes come to you. This new feature pushes for more engagement and ironically, I love it. Instagram recently introduced suggested posts. These are posts that come after you’ve seen all the posts from people or rather...
Are you good with your money? Good for you, you are an anomaly. The numbers reveal that thousands of Kenyans are listed by the CRB for as little as KES 200 in defaulted loans. A good chunk of us carry...
Twitter has set its headquarters in Ghana. This is not news, but many people were thinking that the social media giant would have settled in other countries besides Ghana, Kenya and Nigeria being some of the thought candidates. “Today, in...
In April of last year, the invitation-only audio chat app Clubhouse launched. COVID-19 pandemic had hit the world and most people were stuck at home. This was the tipping point for the platform which gained popularity during this period...