Competition in the pay-TV field in the continent is heating up. Smart TV which is owned by Swedish firm Next Generation Broadcasting (NGB) launched locally. Smart TV will run on the digital broadcasting platform rolled out by the government sometime last year. NextGen Broadcasting Kenya CEO Dan Kagwe said yesterday that the SmartTv will push for more local.
Craft Silicon, a leading software solutions provider in Africa and beyond has launched a new banking solution ELMA. The company has also opened a new state of the art office complex in Westlands, Nairobi. Kamal, CEO of Craft Silicon Kenya's largest software exporter takes PS Ndemo and PS Kinyua and others on a tour of their software development headquarters. The.
CFC Stanbic Financial Services has launched the Kenyan first online share trading platform . If you are a local or foreign investors with shares at NSE, you will now be able to buy and sell shares online through CfC Stanbic Financial Services secure Online Share Trading’s (OST) . The online trading platform was launched by the PS Dr Bitange Ndemo today.
Safaricom’s M-PESA service is set the long awaited major upgrade starting Saturday 27th November 2010 at 21:00 with marathon 36 hours downtime. The M-PESA services are expected to resume on Monday 29th November 2010 at 06:00. The upgrade is expected to put the M-PESA system on a new platform which can keep up with the high capacity which the service currently.
Opera released its state of the mobile report showing that Opera is continuing to grow in terms of usage. The software company released the statistics and they look interesting. In October alone, the mobile browser had over 76.3 million users which is growth of more than 92% compared to October 2009. Opera Mini users viewed over 41.6 billion pages in October.
The Paynet Group is taking a leading role in AITEC’s baby which is on its fifth year. The annual Banking & Mobile Money conference will have the group as the Platinum sponsor according to a press release sent out yesterday. Paynet CEO Bernard Matthewman acknowledges that the conference has become the market-leading event for East Africa’s financial.
Our ears are out and before we get to let it slip out, we are hearing that MTN Business is set to acquire a very good chunk of controlling stake at Essar Kenya (Yu). The rumours have been out for sometime and efforts to get comments from both sides have not been fruitful. A source at CCK says he has heard the rumour but the problem is that when these companies.
Orange has today been awarded the 3G license as promised by the CCK. The comppany says that it intends to adopt the pole position in the local data market with an intensive rollout of its 3G mobile telephony network. The service, according to Orange, will be live by June next year. That to me is a sign of a company which is not serious. Were they not contemplating.
Orange seems to have things going on well for them on the data field now that CCK has sent out an invite to us to go and witness the handing over of 3G spectrum license to the company. Orange has been marketing their data products aggressively of late. They just don’t aggressively improve their customer care which is just whack. You will not get your.
InMobi which is just the world’s fastest if not the largest growing mobile ad network, has announced some interesting findings from its landmark study “A Global Consumer View of Mobile Advertising”. The survey was done in partnership with digital marketing intelligence agency, ComScore. Over 2,500 consumers in South Africa, Kenya, and Nigeria and discussed.
We saw it coming and we have just been waiting to be told when it was going to happen. It came, we saw and now we can say what we think of it and forecast on the strategies which Zain might use in the market. It was not such a big event though they wanted to make it look big by whatever they had. But the brief of it is that Zain Africa has today formally.
Business Connexion (Pty) Limited has arrived in Kenya and is set to invest a reported Sh2 billion in setting up its operations in the local market. The South African ICT Company is partnering with a local firm, Africa Khusini Technologies to roll out its services. Business Connexion is a leading integrator of business solutions based on information and.
Before, you could import your Gmail, Yahoo, Hotmail and other mail services contacts to Facebook just by typing the email address and password you want to import from or if the address you wanted to import from was opened in the same browser with your Facebook account, you could just type the email address only. That is not possible now. You will get the.
Zain is set to embark on a major re-branding exercise from Monday next week. The company will adopt the Airtel brand to as its new mother company, India’s Bharti Airtel. The re-branding will see also the other 14 countries in Africa adopt the Airtel brand. It might just be the most expensive re-branding exercise for the company considering that it has.