So Safaricom launched its much rumoured product, mShwari (should we write it as MShwari, Mshwari or mShwari?), at an event which lasted for half a day at the Prestigious Windsor Golf and Country Club. At the event, Safaricom touted the product as “the next big thing” after m-Pesa. mShwari is a savings and credit product targeted at the low income earners. Users would be able.
Good morning Ladies and Gentlemen. Albert Einstein once said, “to raise new questions, new possibilities, to regard old problems from a new angle, requires creative imagination and it marks real advancement.” These words contain in them a message and a philosophy that we at Safaricom uphold; that to truly add value to the lives of our customers we have to be innovative. The.
The Communications Commission of Kenya (CCK) ha today announced that the Mobile Termination Rates (MTR) are going to go back to the glide path which was agreed upon. The glide path was suspended in 2011 after Safaricom and Orange Kenya appealed to the President to suspend the implementation of the same. CCK has therefore lowered the MTR to Sh1.44 from the current Sh2.21 and backdated it.
Safaricom is planning to further its goal of financial inclusion by launching a mobile money based credit scheme. The mobile services provider will be launching a service called M-Shwari which, from the explanations, look like a replacement to M-Kesho (done in partnership with Equity Bank). According to an insider at Safaricom, “M-Shwari is an enhancement of M-Kesho.” The service.
Japanese Electronics company Sharp has made an entry into the Kenyan market for the second time by launching the first commercially available 80-inch LED TV and its latest Double French Refrigerator. Sharp General Manager for Middle East FZE Tagami Yasuharu said these products are targeted at the Kenyan luxury lifestyle market. Sharp which is celebrating 100 years of existence this yea,.
9th February started just as every other normal day for me. I had just come from town after visiting one of the editors in a media house and also after attending the Samsung Galaxy Note launch at Crowne Plaza. I hitched a ride to town together with close to 10 other journalists. I had an appointment with David Kobia of Mashada at noon at iHub. I knew that there was going to be a Nokia event.
Safaricom today hosted, Hailemariam Desalegn, The Prime Minister of Ethiopia and showcased its products and services well as best practices in the telecommunications sector. The Ethiopian premier’s visit to Safaricom was part of a two day official visit to Kenya where he called on select institutions to gain a first-hand perspective on the operations of leading companies. During.
A 16-year old boy from Sierra Leone who created batteries and generators using acid, soda, and metal parts he scavenged from trash bins is drawing admiration among experts in the U.S. Doe is using his inventions to light-up his neighbourhood. Kelvin Doe has became “the youngest person in history“ to be invited to the “Visiting Practitioner’s Program” at.
India’s Vodafone and ICICI Bank have reportedly entered into an alliance to launch the ground-breaking mobile money transfer service, M-Pesa, in the Asian economic powerhouse by year-end. According to India’s Economic Times publication, “the service will be launched through Mobile Commerce Solutions, a Vodafone India subsidiary, and ICICI Bank. It would comprise a.
Pan-African satellite pay-TV provider, Multichoice, is expected to launch an internet connected decoder by end of the first quarter of 2013, according to My Broadband. Quoting Aletta Alberts, Head of Content at MultiChoice, the South African online publication reports that the Multichoice honcho was responding to “a panel discussion about whether they are planning to launch an on-demand.
MITSUMI IT Distribution has concluded its GITEX debut which run from October 14 – 18, 2012 at Dubai World Trade Centre. GITEX is the ICT business gateway to the Middle East, Africa and South Asia (MEASA) region. For the very first time, MITSUMI has exhibited its product portfolio from renowned global vendor partners like HP, Dell, Acer, Toshiba, Lenovo, Samsung, Microsoft, Western Digital,.
Kenyan new media focused company, African Laughter, has today unveiled a social media monitoring report service, Repute Daily Report, to enable companies already subscribed to its press release distribution service (PRAlerts) to monitor media reporting and social media comments on any named client or brand. The company aim to help staff charged with building corporate reputations to identify.
Huawei Technologies has launched an ICT education program that is hopped to foster ICT development and ICT talent training in Tanzania. This program will be in partnership with the government of Tanzania, and it will work with students starting from primary to university level. The program will be known as “Huawei ICT Star program for Tanzania education”. It will support primary &.
Safaricom has tonight presented Kshs 1 million to Gerald Kibugi as the overall winner in the recently concluded Appstar Challenge. Gerald won for his game “Tough Jungle” while Gilbert Rono’s Education App dubbed “Eureka” took the runners-up position. In addition to winning the prize kitty of Shs. 1 million and Shs. 500,000 respectively, the two will present their Apps at the Vodafone.
Kenya’s daily deals website, Rupu, has sent out an invite to the subscribers on its mailing lists. The invite asks the subscribers to register for the scoop on the launch of Rupushops which will be a virtual shop for computers, shoes, phones and clothes. The Rupushop will have its own URL on www.rupushops.co.ke. Rupu promises to launch the platform soon and also do 24/7 delivery. The.