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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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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Airtel Africa Announces New Top Level Hires Picked From Rival Mobile Carriers

Airtel seeks to benefit from talent poached from rival mobile carriers in the region. This is after they hired Farhad Khan who comes from...
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Developing: Facebook And Safaricom Clash Over Free Facebook With Airtel

Facebook and Airtel partnered sometime back to get more users access the internet for free on mobile. The plan is to get some sites...
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Airtel Kenya Takes Cost Of SMS further Down To 5 Cents In New Product Bundling

You can now send SMS messages for as low as 5 cents in Kenya across networks in new SMS bundles announced by Airtel. Airtel has...
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Airtel Opens Up Pre-orders For iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus As Launch Imminent

The iPhone 6 is launching in Kenya via Airtel this week. Airtel Kenya has today opened up pre-orders for the two devices the iPhone...
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Airtel Confirms Date Of Availability Of iPhone 6 In Kenya

Sometime back we got wind of information that Airtel will be selling the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 plus in Kenya. Now the mobile...
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Airtel Money Takes Money Transfer Cross Border In East Africa

Financial innovations in East Africa have quite a lot to do with mobile money, this is majorly due to the fact that the unbanked...
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Airtel Also Reduces Costs Of Kenyans Roaming In Rwanda

Hot on the heels of Safaricom, Airtel has also announced a 60% price reduction of roaming costs on calls to Kenyans in Rwanda. The...
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You Can Now Buy Internet And Voice Bundles Using Airtel Money

Nairobi, Kenya: Airtel Kenya subscribers can now purchase Internet and voice bundles from Airtel Money. Previously one had to purchase airtime then use the...
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Airtel Wins Case to Compel Safaricom To Open Up Mpesa Agency Network

Safaricom's main advantages that led to an edge over rivals in Kenya's mobile money industry include the vast agency network alongside the 21 million...

Airtel Gives 25% Bonus Incentive to Subscribers Who Purchase Airtime Using Airtel Money

Effective immediately, Airtel Kenya subscribers who purchase Airtime using the mobile money service Airtel Money will automatically get 25% bonus airtime. The catch here...

Safaricom, Airtel eye 30% Stake in YuMobile

YuMobile owners, Essar Telecom will in March 2014 complete talks to sell a 30% stake to a strategic investor for $100 million (Sh.8.54 billion)...
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Airtel to launch Opera Web Pass in Africa

Opera Software and Airtel are partnering for the launch of Opera Web Pass for customers across 17 countries in Africa. Opera Web Pass allows...
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Airtel’s mLocator service seeks to help you out during emergencies

Last month, Airtel Kenya announced a partnership with Gecko Landmarks Ltd to offer a text based location service dubbed mLocator to all its customers....
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Statement by Kenyan Telcos skirts around media reports of 650,000 unregistered SIM cards

Media reports that the four Kenyan telco heads had been summoned by the Kenyan Criminal Investigations Department on call by the Communications Commission of...
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How to get free internet access on Airtel Network

Airtel announced that their pre-pay customers can browse free from 6am to 8am. 6am is usually most of the employed folk or students are...
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How to pre-order Galaxy S 4 from Airtel using Safaricom’s Mpesa

Both of the two biggest Mobile Network Operators in Kenya Safaricom and Airtel have since opened up pre-orders for the world's newest sensation in...
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