Telkom Kenya in court over Sh1.7b tender cancellation

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Telkom Kenya has denied that it cancelled a Sh1.7 billion tender and forced a Kenyan firm affiliated to China’s ZTE Corporation to employ a project manager who is at the centre of the dispute before the High Court. The telecommunication company [Read story...]

Safaricom hits banks with new M-Pesa fees

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Safaricom has announced a rate increase on bank to third party transfer services on its mobile money transfer services, citing the need to discourage customers over security concerns. Safaricom Chief Executive Bob Collymore The enhanced rates will c [Read story...]

Billion shilling Tatu City takes shape with launch

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Construction of homes in the multi-billion shilling Tatu City has formally kicked off in a major breakthrough, following a five-year delay caused by director wrangles and court cases. From left: US Ambassador Robert Godec, Foreign Affairs CS Amina M [Read story...]

Standard Group launches 24-hour TV news channel

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The Standard Group will today unveil a new television station, the second one in its stable. The new station, KtnNews Channel, is a 24-hour station that will focus on delivering comprehensive, incisive news, current affairs programming, documentarie [Read story...]

Student’s bicycle phone charger to help the poor

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They say everything happens for a reason. For 25-year-old Elliot Mwebaze Abangira, missing a mark-up test forced him to become an innovator. His product could make a huge difference for communities without electricity. Abangira worked for weeks to c [Read story...]

How Kenyans contributed to Safaricom’s bigger pie

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Kenya’s largest telecommunications company, Safaricom, Thursday reported a 38 per cent growth in profit to Sh32 billion, as M-Pesa and data revenue growth helped reinforce the firm’s reputation as the most profitable in the region. Safaricom Cha [Read story...]

Konza City unveils smart technology plan

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Konza City plans to develop its infrastructure using smart technology. This will see it reap the benefits of innovation and connectivity. The technology city has embarked on developing smart city building standards using smart technology solutions. [Read story...]

Kilifi County gets boost as IT firm invests Sh36.4m

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KILIFI: Liquid Telecom is investing Sh36.4 million in Internet infrastructure that will see businesses and Government premises within Kilifi County inter-connected. This is part of the firm’s $50 million (Sh4.55 billion) investment in partnership [Read story...]

Telkom Kenya to investigate names in US report

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Telkom Kenya will investigate bribery claims against its officials named in the US report. The firm also acknowledged the US Securities and Exchange Commission’s report on ‘cease and desist’ proceedings instituted against theGoodyear Tire &amp [Read story...]

32 million Tanzanians ‘wired’

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At least 32 million Tanzanians had access to phone services, while the number of internet users reached 11 million at the end of last year, the industry regulator said in a recent report. The Tanzania Communication Regulatory Authority (TCRA) said t [Read story...]

Bank contests order against Thin SIM card

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Equity Bank has gone to court to challenge an order stopping it from rolling out its Thin SIM card technology. High Court Judge George Odunga High Court Judge George Odunga last week issued an order stopping the bank from issuing the cards until a c [Read story...]

Airtel boosts e-learning with free internet

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Airtel is providing free data connectivity to Sigweng Karuoth Primary School in Siaya County, as part of its efforts to give students and teachers the opportunity to access unlimited information to broaden their learning. Airtel Kenya CEO Adil El Yo [Read story...]

IT News Africa: Top 20 Stories of 2014

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Get all the latest tech related stories from IT News Africa. (Image Source: Darryl Linington) 2014 has been a great year for the ICT sector. We have witnessed African tech entrepreneurs going global as well as seen the impact that ICT has had on the [Read story...]

Samsung launches Galaxy Note 4 in Kenya

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Nairobi; Kenya: With Airtel Kenya’s announcement that it will stock the latest Apple’s Iphone 6 in Kenya, the battle for dominating the smartphone market is heating up. Apple’s closest rival, Samsung, on Thursday launched its Galaxy Note 4 in [Read story...]

Minister endorses ICT outsourcing in public services

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A business processing outsourcing framework which will be used by different public service delivery agencies including in digitising documents is in the pipeline. Prof Makame Mbarawa Minister for Communication, Science and Technology, Professor Maka [Read story...]

Safaricom stamps authority at ‘FiRe’ awards event

Nairobi; Kenya: Safaricom emerged the overall winner in the annual Financial Reporting Award, FiRe, stamping its authority on the country’s competitive corporate sector. Safaricom CEO Bob Collymore The mobile service provider bagged four award [Read story...]

Sh6b to lay fibre optic cable in all counties

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The Government is working on a Sh6 billion project to ensure all counties benefit from the phase two fibre-optic cable before the end of 2015. Speaking at Gikuuri, Embu during a tour of the project, ICT Cabinet Secretary Dr Fred Matiang’i said [Read story...]

Airtel taps into high-end clients with premier club

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Nairobi; Kenya: Airtel has launched a club that provides cheap calling rates, data, website and free Sim replacement. Airtel Kenya Chief Executive Adil El Youssefi The Airtel Premier Club offers exceptional and personalised services for customers an [Read story...]

MPs freeze decision on use of thin SIM card

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NAIROBI, KENYA: The regulators of the country’s communications industry Tuesday appeared before a House committee and told MPs that they had finalised the review of Equity Bank’s plan to enter the mobile telephony and mobile money market [Read story...]

Digital marketing: the future of business

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With the markets increasingly getting competitive, running a business without advertising complicates the situation. To survive, most entrepreneurs have tried to go the extra mile to make sure their businesses get known to almost every person in a d [Read story...]

yuMobile sale deal still hanging

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NAIROBI, KENYA: The sale of Essar Telecom’s yuMobile still hangs in the balance after the Communications Authority of Kenya (CA) insisted parties to the deal must meet the 14 conditions laid down before approving it. The deal, where Safaricom and [Read story...]