Tag: Airtel Kenya

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Airtel Money, Equitel Drop Free Money Transfers and Paybill

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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

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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

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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

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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...
Airtel Africa

Airtel Kenya Clears Communication Authority’s 4G License Tab

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About a week ago, we reported that there have been several sightings of Airtel 4G across different parts of the country and some customers...
Airtel Kenya 4G SIM

Airtel Kenya’s 4G Network Imminent as Rollout of 4G Sites Ongoing

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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

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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

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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”

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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”

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Just when we thought competition in the Kenyan telco space would lead to the cheaper prices and better days for the consumer, things have...
Voting Queues

Safaricom to Handle Transmission of Results in Repeat Polls for 22 Counties, Telkom and Airtel to Share the Rest

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Tomorrow, Kenyans from all walks of life will take a walk to respective polling stations and exercise their democratic duty in choosing a President...
4G

Telkom Kenya, Airtel and Jamii Telecom Apply for Extension of 4G Licenses

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Change is in the air.

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

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After word went round last week that Airtel Africa, one of the largest telecommunications companies on the continent, was planning an exit from the...
Airtel Kenya CEO Adil el Youssefi

Series of Tactical Mistakes that Led Airtel Kenya to its Current Predicament

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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

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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

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  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

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  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

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

Airtel Kenya Targets New Customers With Free Calls, Data and SMS

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Airtel Kenya has been looking to grow its subscriber numbers locally through innovative product offerings. In February 2015, Airtel unveiled a bundled product focused on...

Airtel to Provide an Online Sim Control Tool for Corporates

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Airtel Kenya has partnered with South African firm FlickSwitch International to launch a Sim management tool targeted at corporate firms. The solution referred to...
Airtel Kenya Its Now

Bharti Airtel losses in Africa declined to $59 Million in the last Quarter from $183 Million

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Bharti Airtel, the mother company for Airtel Kenya announced its financial results for its fourth quarter, period ending March 31st 2016.  On its operations...
Airtel Money

Airtel Kenya seeking to Bolster its Airtel Money through recruiting of New Agents

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Last week, the Communications Authority of Kenya released  Q1 2016 statistics report for the period between July and September 2015. From the report, 122,343,743 transactions...

Airtel Kenya Plans to Launch 4G LTE in 2016

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In 2015, Airtel Kenya embarked on a network optimization exercise through network upgrades and  refarming to improve network coverage, increase capacity and boost user...

Airtel Kenya ranked top telecom brand on Social Media use in Africa

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Social media has become an integral part of brand operations. It has evolved from a tool of communicating with customers into a full scale...

Airtel Kenya launches Akiba Mkononi to take on M-Shwari

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In December 2015, the  Communications Authority of Kenya has released Q1 sector statistics report for the financial year 2015/2016 (July-September 2015). The statistics in...

Airtel Kenya seeks waiver on License Renewal Fees

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In 2015, we told you that telco Airtel Kenya was yet to renew its license with the Communications Authority of Kenya. Instead, Airtel was...

Airtel Kenya Unveils New Unliminet Bundles

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In February 2015, Airtel unveiled a new data offering called Unliminet. Unliminet offered cheaper data bundle offerings besides giving social media users the promise...

Airtel Kenya to Register Customer Lines Afresh following New CA Regulations

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https://twitter.com/AIRTEL_KE/status/686910525666668545?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw In 2013, the Kenyan government directed all four Telcos at the time to register all SIM cards held by their subscribers. The directive followed...