Tag: Safaricom

M-Pesa Xpress GPS

Safaricom M-PESA Xpress Continues To Be Great But It Fails Too Many Times

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Safaricom M-PESA Xpress has been around for more than four years. The feature was launched by the operator to see Kenyans pay easily for apps...
Safaricom Ethiopia Team

Safaricom is Building a $100 Million Data Centre in Ethiopia

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Safaricom operations in Ethiopia have since started following years of lobbying and waiting for approvals from various state agencies in the country. It makes sense...
Fuliza M-Pesa

These Are Safaricom Fuliza Charges for 2022

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Safaricom’s overdraft facility Fuliza was launched back in 2019. It has grown to become of the company’s leading revenue generators, and for good reason. It is...

Counting the Psychological and Financial Cost of Safaricom’s Fuliza

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Data from operator Safaricom reveals that millions of Kenyans are using its overdraft facility, Fuliza. Introduced back in 2019, the facility has grown substantially and...
CA Kenya

Amid Termination Rates Debate, Small Telcos Insist Safaricom Practices Anticompetitive Behaviour

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The mobile termination rates (MRTs) debate has been ongoing for a couple of days now, and that’s for good reason because there are some...
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How Revised Termination Rates Ease Financial Burden From Airtel, Telkom Kenya

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Towards the end of 2021, ICT regulator the Communications Authority of Kenya (CA) announced plans to cut call termination rates, also referred to as...
Safaricom Home Fibre Router

How to Reserve Cash on Your Safaricom Home Fibre Account

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The holidays have been good, and will officially end over the weekend. January, as it happens for some people, is a tough month with bills...

Safaricom Says CA Uprocedurally Developed New Termination Rates So It Is Opposing Them

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Last week, the Communications Authority of Kenya (CA) announced that it had revised call termination rates downwards from KES 0.99 to KES 0.12 per...

Safaricom Takes Another Shot At Music Streaming With BAZE Music At KES 200 Per Month

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A couple of months ago, Safaricom launched BAZE. It is a video-on-demand platform, which the carrier said had been in development for more than...
Lipa Mdogo Mdogo

Safaricom Lipa Mdogo Mdogo Now Includes Phones from TECNO, itel

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Lipa Mdogo Mdogo was launched sometime in 2020. The program, which for some time has been run by telco Safaricom and Google, sees that Kenyans...
MPESA app ads

Safaricom M-PESA App Ads Are Here But They Are Not So Intrusive

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A couple of days ago, it was revealed that Safaricom was in the process of supplementing its popular super-app M-PESA with ads. The development, of...
M-PESA

Safaricom to Move Drought Funds via M-PESA for Free

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Telco Safaricom has today revealed a new collaboration with the Kenya government to facilitate free mobile money transfer to drought-stricken households in 23 Arid...
Safaricom

Safaricom Christmas Promotion Includes Google Street View Treasure Hunt Worth KES 1 Million in Prizes

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Operator Safaricom has revealed a Christmas campaign named ‘Pokea Uteo Wa Furaha.’ The promotion will run for a month, having gone live officially on Dec...
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Safaricom Invites Bids For Smart Meters System With Kenya Power

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In an attempt to fix weaknesses in its current power delivery system, Kenya Power recently signed a deal with Safaricom to install new electricity...

Safaricom Engineer Charged for Illegally Adjusting Fuliza Limit

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A Safaricom engineer has been charged by the telco for tampering with Fuliza, the carrier’s overdraft facility. According to reports first seen by the Star,...
MPESA App

Why You Will Start Seeing Ads on the M-PESA App

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Yes, you read that right. Safaricom is looking into another revenue source through the Mpesa platform, by providing businesses with the ability to place...

Safaricom In The Process of Launching Fuliza For Businesses

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Safaricom is in the process of expanding its overdraft facility Fuliza to include business applications. The facility, for now, is only available to M-PESA customers...
Fuliza

Safaricom Expands Fuliza Usage to Include Airtime Purchases

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Fuliza was introduced more than 2 years ago. The overdraft facility has proved to be an integral part of Safaricom’s portfolio of M-PESA products, following...
TECNO POVA 5G

TECNO POVA 5G Specifications and Pricing in Kenya

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5G smartphone market is about to see new entrants. TECNO is planning to launch 5G phones next year and the TECNO POVA 5G will...
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TECNO POVA 5G Will Be the Company’s First 5G Phone

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Late last month, we reported that TECNO was planning to launch 5G smartphones. We now know which device will take the lead and it's...
MPESA App Safaricom

M-PESA App Now Allows You to Access and Export Statements Older Than Six Months

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Safaricom’s M-PESA app keeps getting better following the number of updates it receives. The app was released for the masses in early 2021, following a...

Safaricom to Give 16 Isuzu DMAX Trucks to Pochi La Biashara and Lipa Na M-PESA Business Owners in New...

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Telco Safaricom has announced the start of a promotion that will see business owners who use the company’s Lipa Na M-PESA and Pochi La...
Fuliza

Safaricom Fuliza Revenue More Than Double the Profits From M-Shwari, KCB M-PESA at KES 2.8 Billion

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Safaricom has three primary loan products; Fuliza, which it co-owns with NCBA and KCB, KCB M-PESA, and M-Shwari that it also runs alongside NCBA. Fuliza...

Safaricom Has 17 Million Distinct Mobile Data Customers and Near 10 Million 4G Devices Accessing its Network

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During the announcement of the H1 FY22 Results by telco Safaricom, some key data was revealed. The results are for six months ended on September...
Safaricom CEO Peter Ndegwa

Safaricom Adds TECNO SPARK 7, CAMON 17 to Lipa Mdogo Mdogo, Launches 1 GB Bundle for KES 20

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Safaricom has launched a campaign that seeks to get more of their customers online through affordable data plans, and access to 4G-capable devices under...
MPESA App

All M-PESA Services Will Be Offline for Four Hours on Sunday

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2021 has seen Safaricom conduct a lot of fixes for its services. So far, we can count up to 10 interruptions that have affected its...

Steve Chege Leaves Safaricom for Vodacom for Chief External Affairs Officer Role

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Safaricom’s Chief Corporate Affairs Officer Steve Chege has been appointed as Vodacom Group Chief External Affairs Officer. Mr. Chege will be reporting to Vodacom Group CEO Shameel...
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5G TECNO Smartphones To Launch in Kenya Next Year

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

MediaTek Believes Kenya Needs Many Affordable 5G Phones for 5G to Grow, But it Has a Plan

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Chip-maker MediaTek has grown substantially. A few years ago, the silicon was associated with low-performing phones and other home entertainment devices, but for the most...
Fuliza

NCBA and KCB To Use Respective Accounts, Including Mshwari and KCB M-PESA to Clear Fuliza Owed

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Fuliza has been around for nearly three years now. The overdraft facility helps Safaricom M-PESA customers complete payments or send cash to another person if...

M-PESA Agents Up By 43 Percent as the Mobile Money Platform Gains 3.4 Million New Users

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Despite consumer wallet-sized shrinking during a rough economic period in the past year, Safaricom has gained more M-PESA users and agents, further strengthening its...
MTN

MTN Uganda Joins Safaricom As The Only Publicly Traded Telcos In East Africa.

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MTN Uganda has announced its intention to float 20% of its shares on the Ugandan Securities Exchange (USE), joining Safaricom as a publicly traded...

You Can Now Test Safaricom 5G in Kisii, Amboseli as Carrier Adds Pilot Sites

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Safaricom announced the availability of 5G services in Q1 2021. At the time, the carrier said that ultra-fast connection was only available in select...
Safaricom Home Fibre

Safaricom Once Again Ousts Zuku and JTL as Leading Fixed Internet Providers

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Data and broadband services are interesting services, particularly over this period when some people are working from, and some educational institutions have adopted online...

Safaricom Requests CA to Allocate More 3G Spectrum to Manage High Demand

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The pandemic has been around since early 2020. Kenya went into lockdown in March of the same year. Many things have since changed: some...