Tag Archives: Safaricom

Safaricom announced its venture into the cybersecurity space

Safaricom which is known for its carrier services and mobile money products, announced this development that will primarily target Kenyan firms that are in need of robust and local cybersecurity solutions. The launch of Safaricoms cybersecurity came at the right time as organizations such as Saccos have recently been targeted by cyber criminals, losing billions [...]

Safaricom announces new TubeStar base station

Safaricom has launched a new base station technology, TubeStar, developed by Chinese multinational ICT firm Huawei and designed to extend the reach of the telco’s urban network. The base station occupies 75% less space than the traditional base station making it easier to offer services in urban settlement where land allocation is usually a challenge. [...]

Safaricom rolls out overdrafts to M-Pesa in Kenya

Safaricom has introduced a new service which will enable users to send money or pay using the mobile money transfer service with insufficient balances following the launch of overdrafts. The company effectively trialled the overdraft service in November last year, leading to the launch to 24.2mn customers. The facility has been called Fuliza or Okoa [...]

France 24 to kick off in English-speaking African countries

France 24 has signed new distribution agreements in South Africa, Kenya, Nigeria, Swaziland and Zambia, particularly increasing its presence across English-speaking Africa, where it now covers over 14 million households. In South Africa a distribution agreement was agreed with Media Core Group, adding France 24s English Channel to the operators new satellite package on IS20. [...]

Mauritius Telecom, preferred bidder for the acquisition of the majority of Uganda Telecom

Of the six companies in the race for the acquisition of the majority of the capital of the incumbent carrier Uganda Telecom (UTL), the Mauritian incumbent, Mauritius Telecom, managed to snatch the place of preferred bidder. In a document related to the merger and acquisition transaction, signed by the Economic Intelligence Authority (FIA) of Uganda, [...]

Safaricom negotiates with local authorities to introduce M-Pesa into Ethiopia

Ethiopians may soon experience M-Pesa, the famous mobile payment service of Kenyan mobile phone operator Safaricom. According to sources quoted by Reuters, the telecom company has already reached a very advanced level of its negotiations, in this sense, with the authorities of the country. For the Vodacom subsidiary, successfully entering the Ethiopian market, with a [...]

Kwesé partners with Safaricom to provide Kenyans with live World Cup games

Kenyan smartphone users will have the opportunity to stream upcoming football World Cup matches on Kwesé iflix on-the-go on their gadgets. This follows the launch of data bundles, dubbed Giga Football Passes by mobile operator Safaricom. The 64 matches of the tournament in Russia will be available live on Kwesé iflix at US$0,98 for 24 [...]

Iflix and Safaricom partner up in Kenya

The leading entertainment service for emerging markets, iflix, announced a partnership with Safaricom to give the firms customers up to 60 days of unlimited access to iflixs service with thousands of the worlds best TV shows, movies and more on every device they own. Customers who register on iflix on 19 March 2018, will enjoy the [...]

Safaricom launches new music streaming app Songa

Telecommunications company Safaricom  is launching a music business through a new music streaming service, Songa. The application launched on Monday evening has a catalogue of 2.5 million songs from 400,000 local and international artists. Songa is an evolution for Safaricom. Songa therefore is an additional revenue stream for artistes riding on the success of Skiza, said [...]

Safaricom acquired Huawei Expertise to accelerate its FTTH deployment

The Chinese technology company Huawei has announced the adoption by mobile phone operator Safaricom of its FTTH E2E (end-to-end) solution for the rapid deployment of its fiber optic network at home. According to Jeff Wang, president of Huawei’s network access product line, “the FTTH E2E solution, which is characterized by precise investment, fast network construction [...]