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Parliament to Give Verdict on Kenya’s Carrier Dominance Tussle in A Few Weeks’ Time

In the past seven days, a lot of things have graced the telecom business in the country. To begin with, Safaricom’s CEO Bob Collymore...

Airtel Kenya Permanently Drops Rates for Voice Calls to Kes 2 Per Minute to All Networks

Kenya's second largest mobile operator, Airtel, has come a long way. While it is yet to make a notable impact on the local carrier...
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Airtel Tops Customer Loyalty Charts, Offers the Best Value in Data and Voice – Report

mSurvey, the platform that shapes the strategic framework for businesses based on real-time customer feedback, has released the second quarterly report for the Customer...

Airtel Kenya and Jumia Pair Up to Push Customer Acquisition

Airtel, Kenya's second largest telco has partnered with the country's largest e-commerce platform Jumia to offer subscribers shopping vouchers in a bid to push...
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Airtel Kenya Joins 4G Family with Nairobi and Mombasa Launch

Airtel Kenya has officially launched their 4G network in the country. The high-speed network that has been undergoing testing for the better part of...
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Airtel Money, Equitel Drop Free Money Transfers and Paybill

Subscribers who use mobile money services deployed by Airtel Kenya and Equity Bank’s MVNO, Equitel, will no longer enjoy free select services that have,...
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Bharti Airtel Registers Notable Operational Profit in Africa as Indian Market Slumps

India’s Bharti Airtel has announced its consolidated results for the fourth quarter ended March 31, 2018. Before we can look into the specifics of the...
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Airtel Kenya’s New Smart Postpaid Bundle Targets Heavy Users

Airtel Kenya has today announced the launch of a new triple-play bundle that aims to serve its heavy users on a postpaid plan. The...
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Communications Authority (CA) to Finally Announce Findings of Kenya’s Telecoms Competition Clause

The competition clause surrounding the operations of Kenya’s mobile telecoms industry was introduced a couple of years ago and in that time, the Communications...
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Airtel Kenya Clears Communication Authority’s 4G License Tab

About a week ago, we reported that there have been several sightings of Airtel 4G across different parts of the country and some customers...
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Airtel Kenya’s 4G Network Imminent as Rollout of 4G Sites Ongoing

For close to two years now, we've heard rumours of Airtel Kenya testing their 4G network but it has always remained that, rumours, up...

Airtel Kenya’s Mobile Banking Product M-Fanisi Plagued By Systemic Failures

The growth of mobile money services has come a long way, and while it is a safe bet that the sector has somehow mature,...

Airtel Kenya Catches a Huge Break After High Court Ruling on its Licensing Fees

In the past, we highlighted the legal tussles Kenya’s second largest operator, Airtel, and ICT regulator, the Communications Authority (CA). The issue in question...

Airtel Terms Reports of Exit from Kenya, Tanzania and Rwanda as “Devoid of Facts”

After it was reported that Bharti Airtel was mulling over a possible exit from three East African countries i.e. Kenya, Rwanda and Tanzania, the...
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Airtel Mulling Over Kenya, Rwanda and Tanzania Exit to “Boost Margins in Africa”

Just when we thought competition in the Kenyan telco space would lead to the cheaper prices and better days for the consumer, things have...
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Safaricom to Handle Transmission of Results in Repeat Polls for 22 Counties, Telkom and Airtel to Share the Rest

Tomorrow, Kenyans from all walks of life will take a walk to respective polling stations and exercise their democratic duty in choosing a President...
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Telkom Kenya, Airtel and Jamii Telecom Apply for Extension of 4G Licenses

Telco Safaricom has single handedly managed to spur the adoption of 4G network in the country, and was only joined a few months ago...

Airtel Kenya’s Losses are an Obstacle to its Financial Obligations

Kenya’s second mobile phone service provider Airtel is deep into a KES 45 billion debt according to new information that has been published on...

Communications Authority of Kenya Pockets KES 311.6 Million in Penalties from Operators for Poor Service

In a period spanning over a year since Kenya’s ICT watchdog Communications Authority (CA) consulted the public about its new laws that were clearly...

Communications Authority of Kenya (CA) and Airtel Kenya’s Licensing Row Mushrooms to High Court

Airtel Kenya has locked horns with the local ICT watchdog, the Communications Authority of Kenya (CA) over the renewal of the operator’s operating permit....

Airtel Kenya’s Mother Company Bharti Airtel Reports 75 per cent Drop in Q1FY18 Profits

Airtel Kenya’s parent company, Bharti Airtel has announced its consolidated results for the first quarter ended June 30, 2017. The New Delhi-based telecommunication organization...

Mobile Use Soars in Kenya, 99 Percent Internet Subscribers are on Mobile

A peek into the Sector Statistics Report for the third quarter of 2016/17 that was summarized by the Communications Authority of Kenya (CA) reveals...
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Communications Authority of Kenya (CA) Awards JTL 4G Frequency Spectrum on Questionable Terms

The Communication Authority of Kenya (CA), which is in charge of regulatory policing for the ICT sector in the country is under scrutiny after...

Change is in the Air as Airtel Kenya Gets a New CEO

Change is in the air.

Airtel Dispels Rumours of African Market Exit, Says it’s Here to Stay

After word went round last week that Airtel Africa, one of the largest telecommunications companies on the continent, was planning an exit from the...
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Series of Tactical Mistakes that Led Airtel Kenya to its Current Predicament

With the debate on whether Safaricom dominance has been the biggest problem for Airtel Kenya, is there more to it?

Airtel Kenya Loses Kshs. 531 Million Tax suit Against Kenya Revenue Authority

A while back, this blog ran a story that the Kenya Revenue Authority had filed a suit against Airtel Kenya seeking Kshs. 531 Million in...

Airtel Money Card Comes Back to Life in Kenya With Emphasis on Online Payments

  In 2014, Airtel Kenya partnered with Chase Bank and Visa in launching a prepaid debit card called Airtel Money Visa Card. The card allows customers...
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Mobile Penetration in Kenya Grows to 89.2% With 38.3 Million Mobile Subscribers

  The Communication Authority of Kenya (CAK) has released the latest (Q3 2016) statistics report for the period between January and March 2016 on the mobile telephony...

Kenya Revenue Authority Loses Tax suit Against Airtel Kenya

A while back, we told you that the Kenya Revenue Authority had filed a suit against Airtel Kenya seeking Kshs. 531 Million in back...

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