Tag Archives: Safaricom

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 [...]

Safaricom suspends internet-enabled TV decoder sales

Sales of Safaricom internet-enabled digital TV decoders have been suspended barely three months after launch. The company has reportedly said that the Wi Fi software in the decoders isnt strong enough to support indoor internet access. Safaricoms Big Box, the 4G-enabled device, offers 30 free-to-air channels along with TV recording facility and USB and SD [...]

Safaricom applies for digital broadcasting licence in Kenya

Safaricom, the telecom operator from Kenya, has applied for digital broadcasting licence to enter the Pay TV market. The move is expected to help the telco expand into the booming Video-on-demand service in the region. We have applied for a number of broadcasting licenses to support our wider strategy to launch a comprehensive TV service [...]

CA approves Safaricom’s TV licence application

Communications Authority of Kenya (CA) has approved Safaricoms application for four television broadcasting licences in Kenya. However, the approval is subject to objection from the public within a month, the regulator said in a Gazette notice. After Safaricom receives the licences, it will be entitled to provide commercial free-to-air, internet protocol TV services, pay digital [...]

Safaricom launches new decoder in Kenya

Safaricom, Kenya-based telecom operator, launched a new digital set-top box (STB), BigBox, for access to television and video content via the Internet. The decoder will serve as a Wi-Fi hotspot and connect up to ten users, support HD and also deliver 59 TV and radio channels. A package consisting of free-to-air TV stations, data package [...]

Safaricom launches decoders in April

Safaricom, telecom operator in Kenya, will launch digital decoders next month. The set-top-boxes will be available through the companys existing distribution network. The STBs will come with an additional functionality which can be used as a hotspot to connect to internet. Currently, it has an approval for launching STB and a vendor licence while it [...]