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How to Take Advantage of Airtel’s Free WhatsApp

The competition in the Kenyan telecom industry is getting heated up even with the implementation of the Finance Bill. With the focus now shifting...

My Experience Using Airtel’s Amazing Data Bundles

With increasing data costs, most internet users have now become more cautious about how they spend their money especially concerning data bundles. Most telcos...
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What You Can do With Airtel’s Amazing Data Bundles

Airtel's Amazing Data Bundles pack more value so that subscribers don’t have to pay more to connect with their friends and family or browse the internet.
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The Grim Effects of Kenya’s Finance Act 2018 on Cost of Internet

When President Uhuru Kenya signed into law the Finance Act 2018, Kenyans did not anticipate the vast implications of the bill. On the surface,...
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USSD Codes for Safaricom, Airtel Kenya and Telkom Kenya

USSD codes is one technology that is used widely in Kenya. We use it for a host of things that range from buying airtime...
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M-Pesa to Airtel Money Transaction Charges

Since Mobile Money Interoperability was launched in Kenya, we have seen great improvements and even lower prices to send money from one network to...
Airtel Money Equity

Airtel Money to M-Pesa Transaction Charges

Since Mobile Money Interoperability was launched in Kenya, we have seen great improvements and even lower prices to send money from one network to...
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Safaricom Carries the Dominant Flag Proudly but Faults Abuse Claims

A quick search of "Safaricom Dominance" reveals that this has been an issue in the Kenya telco space for a while now, as early...
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Safaricom Unshaken by Imminent Price Wars in Telco Industry

Voice calls are still a big deal in Kenya, even without looking at international calls, local voice calls were recorded to have grown by...

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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Telcos Told to Do Better as Push to Declare Safaricom Dominant Snags

Ever since Analysys Mason released a report recommending that Safaricom is declared dominant and its mobile money entity separated from its core business, Kenyan...
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TECNO Joins the Big Boys as One of Africa’s Most Admired Electronics Brand

TECNO Mobile has grown to be a household name in the African continent, thanks to the brand's ever-growing popularity across many countries. An evidence...

The Startup Ecosystem in Africa Is Thriving – These Tech Stories Are Here to Prove It

The innovation revolution in Africa is on a rise, from startups that not only bring major impact to the local countries but also cross...
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Airtel Prematurely Pulls Out of Merger Talks with Telkom Kenya

Airtel Kenya has disappointed quite a number of people, including senior Ministry of ICT and Treasury officials as well as Telkom Kenya shareholders after the company...
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Safaricom Losing Market Share as Airtel, Telkom Gain Ground

The Communications Authority of Kenya (CA), has released sector statistics report for the period October to December 2017. According to the report, Kenya's mobile...
Mobile Money Interoperability

Seamless Mobile Money Transactions Between Airtel and Safaricom to Begin Next Week

In January, Safaricom and Airtel announced that they were testing mobile money interoperability among their staff. This meant that M-Pesa users who receive money...
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Kenya’s Telecoms Competition Recommendations a Fight Against Safaricom (Part II)

In the first part of this piece, I addressed the issue of Safaricom being compelled to share their towers with other Tier 1 telcos...
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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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Kenya’s Telecoms Competition Recommendations a Fight Against Safaricom (Part I)

Towards the end of last month, the Communications Authority of Kenya (CA) engaged the public in announcing the findings of Analysys Mason's report on the competitive...
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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,...
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Kenyans to Send and Receive Mobile Money Across Networks as Interoperability Pilot Kicks Off

Back in May 2017, we reported that mobile money interoperability would be available to consumers within three months but that did not happen. Months...

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...

M-Fanisi is a New Mobile Banking Service Aimed at Airtel Money Users

When it comes to mobile banking and mobile money services, Kenya takes a solid lead, the country has managed to be a benchmark to...
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Highest Roaming Traffic From Uganda According To Third Quarter Sector Statistics Report, 2016/17

One of the Communication Authority of Kenya’s (CA) mandate is to police the ICT industry in the country and give the public an overview...
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OpenSignal Maps Shows The Signal Strength Users Experience Between Different Carriers In Kenya

OpenSignal has maps showing the signal strength between different carriers in a country and in this case we featured Kenya

Airtel Kenya’s New Amazing Data Bundles Are Music to Our Ears

Airtel Kenya is already known for having affordable data bundles, especially with their Unliminet package. The company even made a play at voice calls...
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Cross-Network Mobile Money Transfer Could Reach Kenyans Sooner Than we Thought

Mobile money interoperability in Kenya is coming in the next three months. According to Business Daily, an agreement was reached on Thursday (4th May,...

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