Gilat Satcom Expands the Activities of its Mobile Satellite Services Group in Africa

By Tech Mtaa | On Tuesday, August 17th, 2010 - No Comments »

Company intensifies mobile activities and expands distribution network Gilat Satcom (, a leading provider of fixed and mobile satellite communication services delivering advanced communication solutions to customers operating beyond the reach of traditional telecommunications, today announced that the company is reinforcing its activities. 

Safaricom’s M-PESA Handles $4 Billion More Within The Last Year

By Tech Mtaa | On Friday, August 13th, 2010 - No Comments »

This is mind-boggling. I have been trying to compute the data shown in this report and what I see just amazes me. Safaricom has released the Mpesa and Mkesho transaction report for the last three years. The report paints a picture of growth. I mean GROWTH. Picture this. Safaricom Cumulative Person-to-Person transfer has grown by a whooping $4 Billion and. 

Telkom Kenya endorses ban on scrap metal exports

By Tech Mtaa | On Friday, August 13th, 2010 - No Comments »

Integrated telecommunications provider, Telkom Kenya, has supported the recent decision by the East African Community (EAC) partner states to ban scrap metal exports in the region, which will stem exports of vandalized Telkom copper cables. The export ban comes in the wake of rising concerns around the impact of scrap metal exports on industries within the. 

Orange launches Ramadhan offer on International calls

By Tech Mtaa | On Wednesday, August 11th, 2010 - No Comments »

Orange customers will from tomorrow enjoy the most competitive international calling rates in the local market. The Integrated Communications provider Telkom Kenya has launched a special offer for the month of Ramadhan that will see Orange customers make calls for as low as 8 shillings per minute to the USA, Canada, India and China. “This offer is. 

Citizen TV YouTube Channel Pulled Off by Google

By Tech Mtaa | On Wednesday, August 11th, 2010 - 3 Comments »

You know you might think that it is the only small fish like us who get into trouble with Google. No. Googlers dont give a hoot even when you are as monied as Royal Media as long as you dont behave. Nor will the  Youtube arm of Google hear of it. Royal Media Services might have tasted this when they had their youtube channel which already had a good following. 

Samsung Finally Launches The Cool “Wave” Phone in Kenya

By Tech Mtaa | On Tuesday, August 10th, 2010 - 4 Comments »

Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., a leading mobile phone provider, today announced the launch of the Samsung Wave (Model: S8500) to be made available in Kenya through Kenya’s leading mobile service provider Safaricom. The Samsung Wave  is the first mobile handset to be released on Samsung’s new, open mobile platform, Samsung bada, and the cornerstone. 

Kenyan Intelligence Not Happy With BlackBerry Donations

By Tech Mtaa | On Monday, August 9th, 2010 - 9 Comments »

According to Nairobi Star, a local Daily, Kenya’s National Security and Intelligence Service (NSIS) is not happy with the BlackBerry donations by USA to IIEC. The intelligence body is not happy arguing that the American CIA was able to view results before they reached the National tallying centre. NSIS is said to have been very much angered with the. 

Safaricom Squeezing Life Out of Cyber Business

By Tech Mtaa | On Monday, August 9th, 2010 - 1 Comment »

Safaricom seems to be all over lately. We have a new breed of victim here. The Cyber Cafe Operators. A walk in cybers in Nairobi, Kisumu and Nakuru CBD shows you a different thing over the last one month. Safaricom is running the “Free” or is it “Unlimited” Internet for just Ksh 8? Majority of the internet users in Kenya are still. 

Opera: Kenyans Views Website Pages The Most in Phones in Africa

By Tech Mtaa | On Thursday, July 29th, 2010 - No Comments »

Opera, the Oslo-based browser development company, has released its latest monthlyState of the Mobile Web Report which it calls the “World Cup Edition” and Chile is the Winner. Mobile Web in Africa continued to see triple digit growth, with page views increasing by 182% over last year, unique users by 124% and data transferred by 160%. The. 

COUP!! Safaricom Losses Mobicom to Orange

By Tech Mtaa | On Wednesday, July 28th, 2010 - 3 Comments »

Telkom Kenya has pulled the biggest coup on Safaricom. It has entered into a national partnership with Kenya’s biggest mobile telecommunications dealer, Mobicom Group Ltd . Mobicom ended its contract with Safaricom just few days ago and many of the local media speculated that it was headed to Zain (Bharti Airtel). That was not to be as Orange just released. 

Google developer and tech days are coming to Kenya and Uganda!

By Tech Mtaa | On Monday, July 26th, 2010 - No Comments »

Google is dedicated to making the Internet relevant and useful to Africans, and to developing meaningful products for Africa. We realize fully, we can not do this alone. We believe that tech entrepreneurs and developers have the opportunity to transform the web for the world and Africa. With this in mind, Google is hosting developer and tech days across. 

Orange mobile customers to make unlimited free calls

By Tech Mtaa | On Monday, July 26th, 2010 - 1 Comment »

Telkom Kenya has officialy upped the mobile market price wars by becoming the first mobile service provider to let customers make free calls within its network. The Bunda- free calls to all promotion will see Orange mobile customers make free calls to all subscribers on Orange mobile, Orange Wireless or Telkom Fixed from 10.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m daily from. 

Internet Solutions (IS) Kenya educates on ICT infrastructure preparedness for local businesses

By Tech Mtaa | On Monday, July 26th, 2010 - No Comments »

Leading converged communications provider Internet Solutions (IS) Kenya today, sought to educate the public on the importance of deploying strong and dependable ICT infrastructure and secure planning in order to protect businesses against losses brought on by natural disasters, catastrophic events or sabotage. This was done during a breakfast seminar. 

Safaricom Enters Into Agreement with DSTV on M-PESA Bill Payment

By Tech Mtaa | On Thursday, July 22nd, 2010 - No Comments »

Listed telecoms firm Safaricom has entered into partnership with pay TV Company MultiChoice that will allow DStv customers pay their bills through the M-PESA service. The service will be available to DStv customers country-wide, most of whom are already users of the revolutionary M-PESA service. While signing the partnership at Safaricom House, Safaricom. 

Huawei in Partnership with Safaricom Launch U8220 Android Mobile Phone

By Tech Mtaa | On Wednesday, July 21st, 2010 - 2 Comments »

Huawei, a leader in providing next-generation telecommunications network solutions for operators around the world, in partnership with Safaricom, the largest mobile operator in Kenya, has launched a U8220 mobile phone, which is powered by the Google Android operation system that will be able to support high speed Internet access. The phone, first of its.