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All Kenyan Telcos Register Poorer Quality of Service Scores, Industry Average Drops 10%

The Quality of Service Report (QoS) for the year ended indicates that telephony service quality in Kenya is dropping. For the referenced period, the...
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Why Kenya Has More Smartphone Users Than Feature Phone Users

Latest insights from telecommunications regulatory body, CA Kenya shows that the country saw more users switching to smartphones from feature phones. The latest quarterly...
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Airtel Adjusts its Mobile Money Charges

Airtel Money has revised its mobile money transfer and withdrawal transaction charges in Kenya effective from October 25, 2023. As a result, the telco is...
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African Telco Executives Urge Mobile Industry Tax Reforms

At the Mobile World Congress held in Kigali last week, top telco executives have called upon African governments to restructure their tax policies. One...
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Airtel 5G Network Officially Launched in Kenya, Rolls Out To 16 Counties

Kenya will now have a second operator bringing 5G to its subscribers. Airtel, the country's second largest network has officially launched its 5G network....
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Airtel Money: Now Pay KPLC Bills with Zero Transaction Fees

Kenyans can now pay Kenya Power (KPLC) electricity bills at zero transaction fees. This good news comes after Airtel Money and Kenya power signed...
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State of 5G in Africa: Progress So Far

In early 2020, Safaricom was spotted testing 5G network in partnership with tech giant Huawei. Kenya's largest telco has probably been testing 5G since...

State of Mobile Money in Kenya in 2022: M-PESA, T-Kash and Airtel Money

Mobile money penetration has grown steadily since last year when it stood at 68%. It now stands at 73.8% as of March 2022 according...

State of 4G in Kenya in 2022: Safaricom, Airtel, Telkom, Equitel and Faiba

Telcos globally, in the continent and in the country are switching to 5G. We've even seen 5G devices being launched in Kenya ranging from...
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Kenya’s 3G/4G Network Coverage Now at 96%

5G has been the talk of the town in the recent months since Safaricom began its trials across the country. But its predecessors are...
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Google Backs Airtel India With Up To $1 Billion Investment

Search engine giant and ad corporation Google will reportedly pump USD 700 million into Airtel India in an investment plan that will also see...

Airtel Africa to Spin off Airtel Money by the End of the Year

Mobile money is king in Africa and its impressive growth is making telcos in the continent consider running their mobile money services independent of...

State of 5G in Kenya: What to Expect in 2022

5G is going to be a hot topic come next year. Kenyan telcos and some smartphone manufacturers have made significant strides with 5G and...
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5G TECNO Smartphones To Launch in Kenya Next Year

5G is picking speed in the country as it catches up with global 5G adoption. Smartphone manufacturers like Samsung and OPPO are already selling...

Airtel Money, World Remit to Allow Customers to Receive Money From 129 Countries

Airtel Money has partnered with World Remit to allow Airtel customers to receive money from 129 countries, free of charge. World Remit is an international...
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Airtel Africa Appoints New CEO

Leading telco and mobile money provider Airtel has appointed a new CEO for its Africa operations. Olusegun “Segun” Ogunsanya, Managing Director and CEO Nigeria...
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Airtel to Continue Operations in Kenya

UPDATE Airtel has confirmed that they're not halting their Kenyan operations. Here's a statement from Airtel Kenya CEO Prasanta Das Sarma: "We remain committed to delivering...

CA puts Two Kenyan Telcos Under Watch Over Call Quality

The Communications Authority of Kenya has placed two mobile operators on notice over violating quality of services on their networks. Telkom Kenya and Airtel were...
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Airtel Selects Ericsson To Upgrade Its 4G Network, Makes It 5G Ready

Airtel has today announced that they have selected the Swedish network provider Ericsson to modernize its 4G network in Kenya. The deal was signed in...
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Telkom and Airtel Mutually Decide To Drop Merger Talks

Telkom Kenya and Airtel Networks have announced that they have dropped their planned merger talks, which have been ongoing for some time now. "After carefully...
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Amazon in Early Talks To Buy $2 Billion Stake in Airtel

Amazon, the retail giant is being reported to buy a sizeable stake in the Indian mobile operator, Bharti Airtel. According to Reuters, three people with knowledge of...
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How to Buy Telkom Kenya Airtime from M-PESA for Free

There are many ways of topping up your line with airtime, but the most popular one is through scratch cards. However, going to the...
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Airtel Offers Free Access to Longhorn Publisher’s E-Learning Platform

The coronavirus outbreak has forced a digital transformation of sorts to various industries around the world. A critical sector is the education one which...
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Kenyans Will Send or Receive Money on All Bands For Free on Airtel Money Starting Tomorrow

Airtel Kenya has announced that they have stripped away transaction fees on their mobile money platform for a specified period. According to the company, this...
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Telkom Kenya Takes Graft Agency to Court for Interfering with Airtel Merger

Telkom Kenya has filed a suit to bar the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) from interfering with its merger with Airtel. According to Business Daily, the carrier...
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These are the New Prefixes for Safaricom and Airtel Issued by Regulator

Our mobile phone carriers have a lot of prefixes that they use to uniquely identify each other. We can generally tell which phone number...
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Airtel and Telkom Appeal over Merger Conditions Set By Competition Authority

Airtel Kenya and Telkom Kenya have filed a review of their proposed merger to the Competition Authority of Kenya over merger conditions. In a review...
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Airtel Shifts All Customers to New Out of Bundle Rates

Airtel Kenya has announced that they have now shifted all of its customers to the new out of bundle rates which charge KES 1...
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Airtel New Amazing Data Bundles Offer Almost Double Data for The Same Price

The Internet is part of our lives now and thankfully you can get data bundle prices at any price point. Competition has made it...

Airtel Kenya’s New #BeSure Out of Bundle Rates Are a Game Changer, Here is Why

Millions of Kenyans browse the Internet everday from their mobile phones. We buy special Internet data bundles that are available at various price points....
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Report: Airtel Users Spend Almost 3 Times Longer on Phone Calls than Safaricom Users

We use our phones today to do many things but one of its core functions is to make a phone call. Voice calls are...
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Competition Authority of Kenya Approves Airtel-Telkom Merger

Competition Authority of Kenya has approved the Telkom-Airtel merger which is a culmination of months of streamlining for compliance
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Airtel Announces Out of Bundle Rates, Revamps Amazing Data Bundles

Airtel has announced No Expiry Bundles and revamped Amazing Bundles which is good news for their customers
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Airtel Africa Reports 8.4 Percent Growth in Revenue Iin H1 as it Restructures Africa Operations

Airtel Africa, the continent’s second-largest operator behind MTN has announced its half-year results ended 30 September 2019. The results are marked by impressive numbers...
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Airtel Risks Fines From Yesterday’s Network Outage

Yesterday, Airtel suffered a day long service outage which affected their over 12 million subscribers. According to Business Daily, the network is now risking being punished by...

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