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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...
Roaming Charges

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,...
Roaming Charges

Check Out How Ridiculously Expensive Roaming Charges Can Get For Kenyans on Safaricom and Airtel

Whether you are travelling for business purposes or pleasure, the costs of maintaining communication ties with clients and friends are prohibitively expensive. In a...

Telkom Kenya Outs Free Amkia MBundle For Early Risers

Telkom Kenya, which plans to drop the Orange Kenya name, has introduced a mobile data subscription called Amkia MBundle. Based on its name, the 50MB bundle package will...
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Airtel Kenya Wants to Make a Big Splash with New Voice Product, Tubonge Bundle

According to the latest statistics from the Communications Authority of Kenya, voice traffic increased significantly by 18.2 percent to 10.8 billion minutes last quarter, up...
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The Ripple Effect of Facebook’s Express Wi-Fi in Kenya

“I cannot comment on that but if Kenya is a good fit, we shall definitely consider offering to launch it here” - Ime Archibong, Facebook’s...

Report Recommends M-Pesa to be Detached From Safaricom to Reduce Market Dominance

The Communications Authority of Kenya (CA) hired Analysys Mason - an independent international consultant - to look at the country’s telecommunication and broadcasting industry on market...

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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Kenyas Mobile Subscriptions Drop in Latest Regulator Quarterly Report

Kenya's Communication Authority has published the quarter 3 2016 Telecommunication sector statistics report for the quarter ending September. As usual the report compares a quarter...
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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 Seems to Have Quietly Adjusted Unliminet Bundles

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

Airtel Kenya to Register Customer Lines Afresh following New CA Regulations

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...
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Communications Authority of Kenya loses Dominance Debate with Signing of New Law

In 2015, Bharti Airtel initiated a debate seeking to have Safaricom declared the dominant player in the Telecommunications sector. Airtel Kenya is the second ...
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