According to the Cisco Visual Networking Index Global Mobile Data Traffic Forecast for 2012 to 2017, in the Middle East and Africa (MEA), there will be 849,226,090 mobile users in 2017. The expected steady increase in mobile traffic is partly due to continued strong growth in the number of mobile Internet connections (personal devices and machine-to-machine applications), which will exceed.
Two Chinese firms, ZTE and Huawei, are currently embroiled in a serious fight for tenders in Kenya. The two companies which have also been fighting each other in South Africa, are fighting to win the Kenyan government’s multi-billion shilling National Surveillance, Communication, Command and Control systems tender that was recently cancelled by Head of Public Service Francis Kimemia. Now.
The White House yesterday announced a new initiative to fight the theft of Intellectual Property (IP) in the US. The new initiative has been created in coordination law enforcement agencies in US including the Departments of Defense, Homeland Security, Justice, and State. The initiative which has been detailed in a 141-page document, focuses primarily on 5 action points; Diplomatic efforts Cooperation.
Ericsson has provided the network infrastructure and services to bring voice and data communications to the Millennium Village Project (MVP) in Koraro located in a remote part of northern Ethiopia. With access to 3G connectivity more than 4,000 students and their teachers at two schools involved in the Connect To Learn initiative will now have access to modern learning and teaching resources.
Jimmy Kimmel is an American TV host. He did a show where he had Kenyans in Kenya read tweets from American celebrities. Kenyans, especially those on Twitter, were so angered with Jimmy for claiming that Kenyans do not have access to the internet. So some Kenyans in the USA flew to Las Vegas and had Americans read tweets from Kenyan celebrities. Watch below; Funny. Isn’t it? Leave.
Airtel Kenya has launched two new ultra-modern Airtel Xpress shops in Embakasi, off Old North Airport Road and in Commerce House along Moi Avenue in Nairobi. The operator looks to continue offering high quality services and relevant mobile solutions to its customers at their convenience. The new outlets will provide a range of services among them Airtel data settings, Airtel Money, post-paid.
A new payment processing solution called Paygate has been launched. Through the system, users in Kenya and Tanzania can now use M-Pesa for online shopping for goods and services. According to Robin Philip, Marketing Director for PayGate, “There is very little e-commerce activity in many African countries. But that’s not because people don’t want to be able to buy online – they just.
The case of Royal Media Services (RMS) vs Communications Commission of Kenya (CCK) is not as complicated as we would want it to look. The recent shutdown of more than 6-booster transmitters in in Nakuru, Narok, Mukuyuni (Makueni) and Mabrui (Malindi) was not a purely regulatory matter as Ndemo would love us to believe. This is how it started. In 2005, President Kibaki was informed by the.
CCK has now shut down six Royal Media Services broadcast transmitters in Nakuru, Narok, Mukuyuni (Makueni) and Mabrui (Malindi) which were being operated without a licence and using unauthorized or ‘grabbed’ frequencies. According to CCK, “the six are part of 17 transmitters put up illegally by Royal Media Services in the recent past without a licence from CCK, and therefore in.
Omar Hammami Twitter has suspended the account of Somalia’s Al Qaeda-linked Al-Shabaab insurgents, just a few days after they posted photographs of a French commando they killed and threatened to execute Kenyan hostages. The account cannot be accessed now and Twiitter has not commented on it. The action was effected on Friday. Twitter’s terms of service indicate that does not.
I bumped on to the Show Election website on Facebook. I checked the Facebook page and then headed to the Kenyan sub-domain of the website. This is one great idea this time that Kenyans want to decide who should lead them. The campaign to succeed President Kibaki is heated both online and offline with Kenyans online taking sides while others who are never good in getting down to vote, complaining.
Google is in a PR disaster management in Africa after one of its Street View cars apparently hit and injured a donkey in Botswana. Botswana is the seond country after South Africa to have Google street view cars deployed. An image on Google street view generated by cameras mounted on the said car, shows a seriously injured donkey writing in pain. A twitter user @TheRealSheldonC tweeted.
Orange and Baidu Sig Exclusive Partnership to Provide a Mobile Browser for Subscribers in Africa and the Middle East
France Telecom, Orange, has signed a and exclusive partnership with Chinese internet company, Baidu, to develop a co-branded internet browser for smartphone customers in Africa, the Middle East and Asia (AMEA). This is the Chinese company’s first global partnership but the deal is part of Orange and Baidu’s aim to make the mobile web available for all in emerging markets. Orange.
Orange Kenya in partnership with PesaPal has today launched a service which allows its subscribers to purchase airtime through the payment processing solution provider. Pesapal will provide the payment solution to the subscribers wishing to purchase airtime. Since Pesapal supports even Safaricom’s M-Pesa payments, this means that Orange subscribers will be able to purchase airtime.