A committee comprising of various media stakeholders has today reached an agreement to fast track digital TV migration. After a long meeting, the Digital Television Committee has agreed that digital migration will start from December 13th, 2013 where analogue signal will be switched off. The second phase will be on March 30th 2014 where the analogue signal.
According to reports appearing in the Indian press, Vodafone Group may be forced to sell its 4.4 per cent stake in rival Bharti Airtel in order to comply with new rules about cross ownership among mobile operators. The stake worth over $1 billion might soon be up for grabs soon. With the new regulations published on Friday, no carrier can be allowed to.
Kenya Police has finally restored the defunct 999 emergency response line albeit in Nairobi. The move follows an order issued by the High Court through Judge David Majanja after a successful application by activist Okiya Okoiti Omtatah. The court ordered CCK and Kenya Police Service to activate the lines by end of July so as to enable citizens to report.
According to the latest CCK report, the number of mobile subscribers in the country dropped from 30.7 million to 29.8 million between January and March this year attributing the decline to the de-activation of 2.4million unregistered SIM cards during the quarter. Were they really deactivated? I know of 3 unregistered SIM cards which are very much alive. But.
Equity Bank and Airtel Kenya have today announced a joint undertaking that will offer mobile commerce solutions to their customers in Kenya, through Airtel Money. The service is available to all Equity Bank customers with Airtel lines. Through the deal, the new service will enable customers from both Airtel and Equity Bank to access Airtel mobile banking.
President Kikwete finally met mobile phone operators over the controversial TSh1,000 (Ksh 56) Sim card monthly fee. The mobile phone operators sought the ears of the President when they saw the Tanzanian government’s determination to implement the controversial levy which they believe that will stifle growth in the mobile sector. Five days ago, the.
We have just read from some online sources that Central Bank of Kenya (CBK) website was on Sunday night attacked by some ‘Gaza Hackers.’ Sections of the website could not be accessed last night as hackers gained control of Kenya’s monetary policy fomulator and currency issuer’s website. The CBK website is hosted by Safaricom which.
Orange Kenya has partnered with PC vendor, ASUS, to offer its customers an affordable way of acquiring computers for effective data usage. Through the agreement, Orange Kenya will stock the Asus VivoBook range of laptops at some of its shops in key towns like Nairobi, Mombasa and Kisumu. Orange Kenya will either sell the machines as standalone units, or.
After a month in beta testing, African entertainment app Afrinolly has announced the launch of its Windows App for Windows Phone and Windows 8 becoming the first entertainment app for Windows 8 developed in Africa. With the adding of a Windows phone app, Afrinolly is now available on all major mobile operating systems. The app which has been developed by.
DSTV has confirmed plans for an entertaining OPEN WEEKEND, during which time DStv Access, Family, Compact and Compact Plus subscribers will be able to view selected DStv Premium channels, at no extra cost. Running from Friday July 19 at 5pm until Monday July 22 at 11am, the DStv OPEN WEEKEND is the latest development in the DStv Rewards campaign, which.
SanDisk has signed a distribution deal with Mitsumi which will see Mitsumi handle ScanDisk’s distribution needs in 22 countries in Africa including Kenya, Tanzania, Ghana, Tunisia, Morocco, Mozambique, Zambia and Namibia. Through the deal, ScanDisk hopes to strengthen its position in the African storage market according to Sreedhar Sreekumar, SanDisk.
Two teams of budding innovators from Uganda and Egypt walked away with trophies at the just concluded Microsoft Imagine Cup, a global competition for student technologists, developers and entrepreneurs. Africa was represented in the competition by 12 teams at the final event with only the Egyptian and Ugandan teams winning awards at the finals. At the.
IBM Chairman and CEO Samuel J. Palmisano (right) and Bharti Airtel Chairman and Managing Director Sunil Bharti Mittal at a past function By Katharyn White, Managing Partner, Global Business Partners, Central, Eastern, Western Africa, IBM In recent months, this blog has described aspects of IBM’s commitment to Africa. I want to focus on the importance.
Orange has launched the third Orange African Social Venture Prize (OASVP), buoyed by the success of the first two programmes in 2011 and 2012. The prize promotes social innovations in support of development that use Information and Communication Technology (ICT). Any entrepreneur aged 21 and above, or a company that has existed for less than three years.
Google is looking for you if you are an adventurous person who plans to travel to some exotic locations. Google is ready to let you have the backpack mounted Street View tool, the Trekker, when you travel. The 360 degree camera is just street view on your back. You will be able to deliver the images of places where Google’s bikes and cars couldn’t.