Zain Kenya is set to start rebranding this month after being acquired by Bharti Airtel of India. This might be the most expensive rebranding innitiative by the firm considering that in 2004 the firm spent $30 Million to rebrand from Kencell to Celtel and four years later in 2008, the company spent $40 to rebrand from Celtel to Zain. The new owners, Bharti Airtel have been thinking and mapping.
When Safaricom CEO, MJ, recently and in the past said that the company “will not engage in any war in the telecomms market”, we knew that he wasnt actually sure what was coming his way. You know he was coming out as aloof, arrogant and just not a friend of the consumer but literally a blood sucker. We have heard stories on how we were suppose to get cheap internet with the landing.
Sarova Hotels, Resorts & Game Lodges will now offer guests the option of settling or paying their bills through the M-PESA service after signing an agreement with Safaricom today which was preceeded by a month long pilot project. The M-PESA service will see clients settle their bills incurred through services and goods offered or to be offered. This is a very big development to the local.
Orange is upping the game and war in the telecomms sector in Kenya. It is offering its customers data rates lower than you have ever thought of. The average data rates have been around Ksh 7 per MB but now Orange has gone down to Ksh 1. Yaani one bob per MB. Thats a milestone. The intergrated services provider says thats the new mobile internet tariff targets the increasing number of people.
All cell phones stolen or lost or even damaged in Tanzania will be blacklisted after the implementation of the Electronic and Postal Communication Act (EPOCA) passed and assented-to this year by Jakaya Kikwete. “The Country is finalising the setting up of the regulations that will go with this law that will ensure that the phones are blacklisted by the mobile operators when.
Google’s daily incorporation of Kenyans and also taking of the market seriously is just increasing. It has today launched Gmail-to-SMS service which they say is Kenya’s first PC chat to cell text service, which will allow Gmail users in the country to send and receive chat messages – for free – as text messages. The service is in partnership with Safaricom. Mhhhhhh!! With.
Regional Media houses have been tipped by KAS (Konrad Adenauer Stiftung) incorporate bloggers and new media practitioners in newsrooms . The Director of the well known German Political Foundation- Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (KAS) Sub-Sahara Africa Media Programme, Mr Frank Windeck said this in Dar es Salaam on Monday. He noted that there was an increase in information channeled throughcommunity.
It has been long coming. We have been waiting for the time Google would make it easy for me to know which Android phone is out there. Every week you hear of a launch of an Android product. Now Google just made the gallery of the available phones live. You can now select many phones and get to compare them side by side. You can also sort the phones by features, country of availability and.
AccessKenya has deployed a number of CCTV cameras in Nairobi city to monitor traffic. I just dont know how ethical or legal this is in kenya but we know that Kenya police has anumber of CCTV Cameras in strategic locations to monitor crimes. KDN was the first to deploy such cameras and we have had many media houses using the feeds to send traffic updates. We just hope that the cameras will.
RIM, the company behind the successful Blackberry phones just unveiled its much anticipated device, a tablet named Blackberry Playbook. RIM CEO Mike Lazaridis announced the BlackBerry Playbook at BlackBerry Developer Conference (DevCon). The PlayBook has a 7-inch high resolution widescreen display, 9.7 mm thick, supports Flash 10.1 with hardware accelerated video, HTML 5, 1080p video,.
The Top 10 CNN Heroes for this year were revealed on CNN.com on Thursday, September 23rd at 8pm East Africa Time. Selected by a Blue Ribbon Panel of humanitarians, profiles of the Top 10 Heroes are now available on www.CNNHeroes.com. The announcement also kicked off the online voting for the “CNN Hero of the Year” which opened immediately following the unveiling. Online voting will.
Daggers are drawn and even though Safaricom said tehy wont engage in price wars, all indications are that they are really not taking the challenges lying down. I think that for the first time, Safaricom is really scared of the competition. You should have seen that on Friday when the following two promotions were launched by the competitors. Zain Kenya on Friday launched a one Million shillings.
When Nokia announced the C3 in April and promised to have the phones in the market by the end or third 1/4 of the year, we complained. Now from the media assault launched in Nairobi through Radio, Newspaper and TV adverts, C3 is set to be in a shop near you from Wednesday. The C3 is designed in a way which reminds one of Nokia devices such as the Nokia 6700 classic and Nokia 6300 phones..
The world might be coming to an end because the internet monster which is facebook just went down. It is very interesting to see how people are now desperate and are looking for alternatives. Facebook has now been down for almost an hour and it seems not to be coming back. Lets wait and see how long it will take to resolve this. Early this week it was a teenager almost taking down Twitter.