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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...
Safaricom 2G/3G/4G signal strength in Kenya

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...
mobile money

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...
Airtel New CEO

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...
mobile user

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...
smartphone in Kenya

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...
Airtel Kenya CEO Adil el Youssefi

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 ...

Mobile Data Propels Kenya’s Internet Penetration to 69% of the Population

The Communication Authority of Kenya has released the fourth quarter statistics report  for the period between April and June 2015 on the mobile telephony...

Airtel Introduces Insurance Product Tied to Mobile Subscribers’ Consumption Habits

Airtel Kenya has partnered with Pan Africa Insurance and MicroEnsure to bring a new product to its subscriber base. The product, Airtel Insurance, is...
Airtel money

Airtel Ranked 3rd Largest Mobile Operator In The World

Airtel has been ranked the 3rd largest mobile operator in the world with 303 million mobile subscribers across its operations according to data by...
Charles Wanjohi Airtel

Safaricom Poaches Airtel Kenya Marketing Director To Head Consumer Segment

Safaricom has raided Airtel and managed to poach its Marketing Director, Charles Wanjohi, who will now join Safaricom as Head of Department in charge...
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Airtel Kshs 2bn Network Upgrade Set To Improve Its 3G Data Offering

Airtel Kenya is currently working on a network upgrade within Nairobi and its environs as the firm seeks to position itself as a data...

Airtel Kenya Network Upgrade Poised To End Bad Indoor Internet Experience

Airtel is working on upgrading its network in Nairobi with the aim of providing better signal coverage and ultimately improved data speeds.  The planned...

Airtel Teases Safaricom’s Mpesa Downtime with New Ad

Airtel took no chances and swiped a jab at Safaricom's Mpesa down time taking place over the weekend. In a new, cunning and provocative...
Zuku

Zuku Announces Plans To Buy yuMobile From Airtel [Updated]

Wananchi group, one of Kenya's ISPs trading under the name Zuku has announced plans to purchase yuMobile from Airtel. The ISP says it has...

With new data rates from Safaricom and Airtel, what next for ‘bundles mwitu’?

Bundles mwitu is the term we use on social media and the streets to describe data bundles you buy from third parties that are not...

Safaricom slashes data bundle rates in swift counter to Airtel’s Unliminet tariff

Safaricom has moved swiftly to counter the recent onslaught on its turf by Airtel Kenya and the highly entrepreneurial minds who saw the rise in...

Airtel Kenya’s UnlimiNET tariff will make sure you continue tweeting even after you exhaust your bundles

Airtel Kenya announced a new tariff aimed at attracting social media users with the promise of uninterrupted access to their favourite social networks long...
Airtel Roaming

Airtel Is Now A Shilling Cheaper Than Safaricom When Roaming In Uganda

Hot on the heels of Safaricom which following an agreement with regional mobile carriers in what is called the One Network Area Agreement...
yumobile to Airtel

Airtel Finalizes Migration Of Yumobile Customers, Here’s What’s New

Following the acquisition of yuMobile customers by Airtel, the red telco has gone ahead to finalize the transition of the customers. yuMobile sold the customers...

Why Mobile Is Still King In Kenya And Africa

Mobile innovations are the future of technology in Kenya. Since the entry of mobile in the late 1990s, a lot of vibrancy, growth and...

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