Tag Archives: Safaricom

Safaricom and Visa joint forces for M-Pesa customers

Safaricom and Visa have announced a new partnership by developing products to support digital payments for M-PESA customers. The partnership will cover more than 24 million M-PESA customers, over 173,000 Lipa Na M-PESA merchants from Safaricom and 61 million merchant locations throughout Visas global network. We are delighted to partner with Visa in exploring products [...]

Vodacom and Safaricom seal the acquisition of M-Pesa brand from Vodafone

Vodacom and Safaricom announce that they have finalized the acquisition of the M-PESA brand, product development and support services from Vodafone through a newly-created joint venture. The transaction, which was first announced in 2019, will accelerate M-PESAs growth in Africa by giving both Vodacom and Safaricom full control of the M-PESA brand, product development and [...]

Safaricom partners with Amazon to offer more cloud services in Africa

Amazon Web Services (AWS), the cloud computing platform, has just inked a strategic deal with Kenyas largest mobile operator, Safaricom to provide more cloud services in Africa. Safaricom said that the agreement will let the operator resell AWS services and it should fasten Safaricoms internal IT transformation, decrease operational plus and provide a blueprint and [...]

Safaricom to test and roll out 5G in Kenya

Kenya mobile phone company, Safaricom is paving the way for 5G. The next generation of mobile Internet that should succeed in 4G is still in its infancy. Globally, only a handful of markets; the United States, Korea and a few cities across Europe have been able to deploy real 5G networks on their territories. According [...]

Safaricom recently announced its new promotion in Kenya

Safaricom has launched a Storo Bonus Promotion that will reward customers 200% bonus airtime and an additional 200MB Free YouTube bundle on hitting the daily target. We are always looking at ways of giving our customers more value for what they spend on our network. Customer satisfaction is a key objective for us and we [...]

Safaricom introduces new services in Kenya

After an increase in local demand for a clearer and cost-effective video communication solution Safaricom has launched its Voice over LTE (VoLTE) and Video over LTE (ViLTE) service in Kenya. The new service will influence the existing 4G network and its users to receive voice and video calls with no additional extra. “Today we are [...]

Safaricom users to access YouTube for free

Safaricom has recently introduced free YouTube on its lower cost all-in-one bundle packages. The telco giant offers 5GB worth of free YouTube as well as free WhatsApp, all for US $10 and US $20 packages. The companys mobile data revenue has increased to 6.4% in March.  Kenya Charles Murito, Google Country Manager said the firm [...]

Safaricom and Vodacom want to take over M-Pesa

Vodacom and Safaricom are in negotiation for acquiring the brand M-Pesa, from its parent company, Vodafone. The deal is reportedly worth over $13 million. According to ITWeb, Vodacom group CEO Shameel Joosub confirmed the plans through a joint agreement with Safaricom, has done a deal with Vodafone to “take over M-Pesa completely”. “So, Safaricom and [...]

‘East Africa’s Got Talent’ show to be transmitted exclusively on Citizen TV

The East African version of Got Talent where talented East Africans will have an opportunity to showcase their skills will be aired exclusively on Citizen TV. The show which was created by British talent competition judge Simon Cowell is available in 58 countries and will now showcase Kenya, Uganda Tanzania and Rwanda. The Chief Customer [...]

Safaricom introduces affordable 4G-enabled smartphones in Kenya

Safaricom has introduced a smartphone campaign by launching the cheapest 4G-enabled smartphones Neon Ray and Neon Nova in Kenya. The introduction of the smartphones is intended to offer a digital experience for those who do not have smartphones. The Chief Customer Officer at Safaricom, Sylvia Mulinge, said, At Safaricom, we aim to transform lives by providing solutions to [...]