CCK Increases Broadcasting Frequencies Fees

By Tech Mtaa | On Wednesday, June 19th, 2013 - No Comments »

CCK has announced that radio and TV broadcasters with more than one frequency per broadcast spot or site will from next month pay higher fees for the spectrum for the same. Through the new pricing, CCK hopes to bridge the existing gaps in the distribution and use of broadcasting spectrum in the country. CCK also hopes to ensure fair distribution of broadcasting frequencies, and promote competition. 

Blogger, Denzel Musumba, Arrested in USA for Indecent Exposure to a Minor

By Tech Mtaa | On Wednesday, June 19th, 2013 - No Comments »

A Kenyan blogger and online radio host based in Maryland USA has been arrested for sending his nude pictures to a 17-year old American girl. According to reports appearing on the Lancaster Online journal and quoting police sources, Denzel “was arrested on a fugitive from justice warrant related to charges of corruption of a minor and unlawful contact with a minor for sending sexually-graphic. 

Orange Kenya Launches Facebook Access for Non-Data Handsets

By Tech Mtaa | On Tuesday, June 18th, 2013 - No Comments »
Orange Kenya 2

Telkom Kenya, Orange, has today launched a Facebook dial service, that offers mobile access to Facebook to entry level mobile handset users who are yet to enjoy the mobile data services. This service, dubbed ‘Facebook Bila Net’ targets Orange customers who have basic non-data enabled phones, and previously relied entirely on Internet cafes, borrowed data-enabled devices or personal. 

New ‘TIVI Guide” App Launched in Kenya for Better TV Viewing

By Tech Mtaa | On Friday, June 14th, 2013 - 3 Comments »

A group of young Kenyans have launched a web, mobile and native app solution which enable TV viewers better their viewing experience. With the TIVI Guide app, users can track their favourite shows and find what is showing on TV. TIVI is and interactive TV guide available across all devices and platforms, mobile and desktop. It’s absolutely free no subscription fee required and no forms. 

Telkom Kenya Contract Eaton Towers to Manage its Base Stations

By Tech Mtaa | On Friday, June 14th, 2013 - No Comments »

Telkom Kenya has announced today that it has signed an agreement with Eaton Towers for the management of its passive network infrastructure. The fifteen-year tower management and leasing deal is for both the maintenance of existing sites by Eaton Towers and the building of new sites. Orange looks to reduce the operating costs and capital expenditure, while improving network coverage and. 

Safaricom Launches ‘Vuma Online’, Free Internet in Select City Matatus

By Tech Mtaa | On Friday, June 14th, 2013 - No Comments »
Safaricom CEO

Safaricom has today launched an initiative meant to attract more users into the internet. The Vuma Online campaign will see Matatus in selected routes offer free internet. The initiative was launched this morning by Safaricom CEO, Bob Collymore, in Buru Buru. All Matatus offering free Wi-Fi connection will have a Vuma Online sticker. Already over 20 Matatus plying the Rongai, Kayole and. 

Korea’s KT Corp to Build Rwanda’s 4G/LTE Network

By Tech Mtaa | On Monday, June 10th, 2013 - No Comments »
South Korean worker pulls down signboard of KT Corp at head office in Seoul

Last year, KT Corp had its offer to buy 20% of Telkom South Africa blocked by the country’s government. Now the company has clinched a deal in Rwanda where it is to pump $140 million to build the country’s 4G network. The deal was reached after KT Corp signed a a shareholders’ agreement establishing a joint venture company to deploy the LTE broadband network over the next. 

Jumia Kenya Here to Change Your Online Shopping Experience

By Tech Mtaa | On Friday, June 7th, 2013 - 2 Comments »

Jumia Kenya online shopping portal has come a long way. They have been in Kenya for just three months (launched on March 15th) and are owned by Rocket Internet which is owned by two german brothers. The e-commerce company is yet to officially launch in Kenya but is making an impact by focusing on creating awareness and building a following online. Jumia already has over 25,000 Facebook fans,. 

40,000 schools, 7,000 Health Facilities and Over 2000 Points Now Listed on Google Maps Kenya

By Tech Mtaa | On Wednesday, June 5th, 2013 - 1 Comment »
Google Maps

Google Maps has listed over 40,000 schools, over 7,000 hospitals and dispensaries, all major banks and hotels, more than 2000 points of interest and businesses in Kenya. Establishments such as bars, restaurants, M-Pesa, KCB mtaani and Equity Bank agents have also been mapped. Through Google Maps Navigation (Beta), you do not need to look at your phone screen to follow the route as you can. 

Airtel Launches Exclusive Premier Club Offerings to Reward High Value Customers

By Tech Mtaa | On Wednesday, June 5th, 2013 - No Comments »
Airtel Premier

Airtel Kenya has announced the launch of Airtel Premier Club, a new exclusive service where select pre-paid, post-paid diamond and platinum customers will have special, distinctive priority access to the network, call center and all the Airtel shops across the country. Airtel Premier Club members will experience personalized services such as credit facilities, the Zawadi rewards programme,. 

Mail for Exchange now Available for Nokia Asha Phones

By Tech Mtaa | On Monday, May 27th, 2013 - No Comments »
Nokia Asha

Nokia has activated Mail for Exchange on its Asha range of handsets. The users of the feature phones can now send and receive office e-mails from their mobile phones. Nokia has introduced the Mail for Exchange app in the Nokia Store accessible to Asha phones. The new app, which is compatible with the Nokia Asha 311, 310, 309 and 308, allows users to sync their email, calendar and contacts. 

Bharti Airtel is the Official Sponsor of Big Brother Africa ‘The Chase’

By Tech Mtaa | On Monday, May 27th, 2013 - No Comments »

Bharti Airtel is now the Official sponsor of the eighth edition of Africa’s biggest reality series, BIG BROTHER AFRICA (BBA). Dubbed The Chase, the new season kicked off on May 26th, 2013. Big Brother Africa is a project that connects diverse audiences across Africa. Dubbed Big Brother StarGame, the seventh installment of Big Brother Africa broke all viewership records on TV and online. Big. 

MTN Business CEO supports Consortium Model for Kenya’s 4G Deployment

By Tech Mtaa | On Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013 - 1 Comment »

The consortium or public private partnership (PPP) model is the most ideal for the deployment of 4G or Long-Term Evolution (LTE) infrastructure in Kenya according to MTN Business Kenya managing director Tom Omariba. Omariba said that the 9-member consortium set up to drive the deployment of the country’s LTE network is the best way to go as it would lead to the provision of enhanced and.