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Vodafone takes M-Pesa global

British telecoms giant Vodafone Plc has opened up its mobile money platform M-Pesa to rival operators in a move that could see millions of subscribers in 35 countries transfer money… Read more »

How to track a missing smartphone,laptops

Loss and theft were two big reasons I thought twice about getting a smartphone for my tween daughter. These days, though, the chances are pretty good that I’d be able… Read more »

Nokia has launched a mobile service centre in Kenya

Nokia has launched a mobile service centre dubbed Care on Wheels (CoW) in a move to bolster its after-sales-service for semi-urban and rural customers. The mobile centre is equipped to… Read more »

SMS-based platform to ease fundraising efforts lunched in Kenya

A Short Message Service (SMS) based fundraising product, M-Changa, is set to change the method groups or individuals use to raise or contribute money to various causes or kitties. The… Read more »

Nokia releases portable solar charger for Kenya and Nigeria

Mobile phone-maker Nokia has rolled out portable solar chargers across the Kenyan and Nigerian telecommunication markets to boost electricity supply in off-grid regions. “There are numerous advantages to this solution,… Read more »

Kenya mobile phone Internet usage jumps 19 pct yr/yr

Kenyans spent more time surfing the Internet on their cell phones in the second quarter of this year from a year ago in east Africa’s biggest economy, the regulator said… Read more »

Africa not just a mobile-first continent — it’s mobile only

The internet in Africa is entirely different to the internet used in the developed world. In America or Europe, the internet is generally something you surf on a computer or… Read more »

Kenyans take to social media on phone switch-off (#LazimaItazimwa)

Kenyans on Wednesday took to social media platforms with hilarious comments on the expected switching off of counterfeit handsets at the end of this week by the Communications Commission of… Read more »

Telkom Kenya raises data spend, cuts focus on voice

Telkom Kenya will reduce the pace of investment on the voice business as it invests the bulk of Sh7.1 billion in data in the race to return the previously State-owned… Read more »

BlackBerry outage in Europe and Africa

The chief executive of struggling BlackBerry-maker Research In Motion apologized Friday after an outage in Europe and Africa interrupted service for customers on the very day Apple Inc. released its… Read more »

Telcos in drive to recycle counterfeit phones

As Kenya gears for the switching off of counterfeit mobile phones, the biting question has been on how to handle the anticipated surge in electronic-waste (e-waste). To tame the e-waste… Read more »