Tag: Safaricom

M-Pesa Global

M-PESA is Nearing 99 Percent Market Share as T-Kash, Airtel Money Dwindle

Mobile money services are a success in Kenya owing to the work done by operators, mainly Safaricom. The service, and its associated products are...
Telkom Kenya

Telkom, Safaricom Lose Market Share as Kenya Hits Record High Mobile Penetration

New numbers from the Communications Authority of Kenya (CA) are here. As it has always been the case, the numbers round up several elements...
Illanna Darcy

Illanna Darcy Assumes CFO Role at Safaricom on an Interim Basis

A few weeks ago, it was announced that Sateesh Kamath was going to leave Safaricom as its CFO. The development is effective as of...
Safaricom CEO COO and Chairman

Safaricom Re-energizes Ethiopia Entry with Bid for Telco License

Back in April, Ethiopia opened the floor for new players who wanted to be part of its telco space, particularly in mobile money. When...
MPESA for business app

M-PESA Business App Visualizes Trends and Manages Merchant Accounts on a Tap

Safaricom has released M-PESA Business App. It is developed to help merchants visualize trends from their tills, and includes additional features such as growth tracking, access to full statements, and ease of making transactions. The app is available on Android for now. iPhones will be served at a future date.
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How to Apply for a Temporary Paybill Number for Fundraising

Paybill numbers have come a long way, and are one of the reasons M-PESA features are so loved and widespread. The issuance of the numbers,...
Newspapers

How to Read Nation, Standard, The Star and Business Daily Newspapers Online

Kenyans can now access the main catalog of local newspapers from their mobile devices. Access is done following a collaboration between media houses and...
Safaricom Foundation Trustee Steve Chege (right) hands over a mobile device to Renaldah Mjomba, representative of Zizi Afrique Director at Safaricom Headquarters. Safaricom Foundation donated over 70 mobile devices to students who have been shortlisted for the Foundation’s Technical, Vocational Education, and Training (TVET) programme.

Safaricom Online Education Training Program is Live with 300 Students

Word for the Safaricom Foundation has it that 300 students who were shortlisted for the institution’s Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) will...
Safaricom CEO COO and Chairman

Safaricom Customers Redeem 1 Billion Points Worth KES 330 Million in Two Months

Safaricom loyalty program Bonga Points has been around for as long as I can remember. Customer get a point for every KES 10 they...
Sateesh Kamath, Chief Finance Officer

Safaricom CFO Sateesh Kamath Leaves Company for Similar Role in Vodafone Business

Safaricom CFO Sateesh Kamath will be leaving the company. His new venture is a similar role for Vodafone Business that will start in July...
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Safaricom Goes to the Masses with New Ultra-Cheap YouTube Bundle

When they are not giving you a cheap phone that you can pay for as little as KES 20 per day, carrier Safaricom and...
Digital

Relevant Content Still Lacking for Mass Digital Inclusion

Digital services and the internet as a whole are very much at the heart now of how the public, economic, and social life run....
THIKA ROAD MALL

Safaricom Shop Closed Temporarily After Employee Tests Positive for COVID-19

Safaricom has today announced that they have closed the Thika Road Mall shop after an employee was found to be COVID-19 positive. "This morning, Safaricom...

How Businesses Can Maintain Enterprise Resilience During Systemic Disruption

On May 28, ISAKA, a not-for-profit, non-union association of professionals in the IT-related industry held an online conference that was attended by more than...
Data

Safaricom Customers Can Now Read Digital Newspapers for KES 20

You can now read the digital version of newspapers in a convenient and welcome manner thanks to a new partnership between Safaricom and some...
Sandra ojiambo

Former Safaricom Executive Sanda Ojiambo Appointed UN Global Compact Executive Director

United Nations Secretary General, Antonio Guterres has announced the appointment of Sanda Ojiambo as the Executive Director of the United Nations Global Compact. Ms. Ojiambo...

[UPDATE PULLED]Latest mySafaricom Beta Update Now Supports App Activation Over Wi-Fi

It appears Safaricom has pulled the feature. Even with the update, you cannot activate the app via Wi-Fi connections.  Old story... Safaricom has been testing its...
Sambaza Internet

Safaricom Restricted Sambaza Internet Desperately Needs an Immediate Shakeup

Back in 2013, Safaricom introduced a product that allowed its customers to share data bundles akin to Sambaza airtime. It was a needed development...
safaricom mpesa visa

Safaricom Partners With Visa To Develop Products For Merchants and MPESA customers

Safaricom and Visa have jointly announced a partnership that seeks to develop products that will support digital payments for MPESA customers. "We are delighted to...
Safaricom

Safaricom Makes a Staggering 86% of Total Telco Revenue in Kenya

The Kenya National Bureau of Statistics recently released its Economic Survey 2020 report that gives a look into Kenya's economy. The ICT sector is an important part...
Safaricom Shop

Safaricom’s Lipa Mdogo Mdogo is an Ultra-Cheap Device Financing Program at KES 20 Per Day

While internet companies, especially mobile carriers have done a good job in pushing internet penetration and adoption numbers, a good number of Kenyans do...
Safaricom CEO COO and Chairman

Safaricom Customers Averagely Use 1GB of Data Per Month, Reports 6.1 Million Active 4G Devices

Safaricom’s 2019/2020 FY results are here. The telco service revenue grew by +4.8% YoY to KES 251.2 billion from KES 239.8 billion recorded in the...
Safaricom interim CEO Michael Joseph and Chairman Nicholas Nganga

Safaricom Reiterates Pursuing Ethiopia Entry Following Tough Mobile Money Regulations

A couple of weeks ago, Ethiopia announced that it has opened the floor for mobile money for telcos. The development means that new participants, including...
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How to Buy Telkom Kenya and Safaricom 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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Netflix Traffic on Safaricom Up 4 Times Due to Coronavirus

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced people to stay home for longer and that has led to a strain on services. This is shown quite well...
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Debunked: Safaricom Is Not Offering COVID-19 Cash Relief

COVID-19 pandemic is here and so is the rampant misinformation. The latest one doing rounds on Facebook-owned messaging platform WhatsApp concerns Safaricom. The text...
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Safaricom and Vodacom Complete Acquisition of MPESA Brand from Vodafone

Vodacom and Safaricom have announced they have jointly completed the acquisition of the MPESA brand, product development, and support services from Vodafone. This acquisition was...
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Ethiopia Opens Floor for Mobile Money for Telcos, Kills M-PESA Launch Prospects

As of April 2020, Ethiopia has allowed new players to take part in the mobile space. New entrants, in this case, are non-financial organizations...
Safaricom

How New 14% VAT Affects Safaricom Products and Services

COVID-19. We all have a general idea about the virus and what it has done to the world. In a Kenya context, the government has...
Airtel Africa

Only Airtel Kenya Gained Market Share in Mobile Subscriptions in Q2 2019/2020

The latest sector statistics numbers from the Communications Authority of Kenya are here. The Authority, which is tasked with the policing of the ICT...
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