Whenever we mention price wars in the Telecomms sector in Kenya, we get an image of Orange, Zain and Yu all ganging up against Safaricom. That is what the mainstream media has put in our mind. It is journalism which will never qualify to be fair because it lacks any professionalism. It is infact PR for Safaricom. I have nothing against Safaricom but I have every reason to hate bullies and.
Accfin East Africa, the local partners of Sage ACCPAC say they are building an applications innovation campus in Nairobi. The project expected to cost Sh120 million , they say, will see Accfin E.A. Ltd put up a dedicated Sage ACCPAC development, deployment and support centre in the city to serve the East African market. This is cool as Google and Microsoft are already doing the same though.
Kenya Airways is currently in the process of implementing the IATA electronic cargo platform E-Freight. This makes the national carrier the 2nd airline in Africa to achieve this. The move is to make KQ Cargo promises a more efficient and reliable air freight system. KQ Cargo General Manager Sauda Rajab said that implementation of E-Freight was part of a wider transformation exercise, where.
Microsoft Corporation has launched its new web browser Internet Explorer 9. The company announced availability of its Beta version of the new Web browser. The new browser promises to deliver a fast, clean and trusted browsing experience that will take full advantage of the Windows 7 operating system, placing the focus on the websites. “Web browsing is one of the most popular everyday.
Twitter is gaining popularity and many have different uses for the micro-blogging website. A twitter user going by the handle Pigspotter is giving police in SA hard time. The user has been warning motorists of where Police speed guns and roadblocks are situated. It has gained massive following currently standing at more than 10,000 followers and growing. Johannesburg Police expects to charge.
John Waibochi who is the CEO of Virtual City Kenya has won the Nokia Growth Economy Innovation Challenge Award. The $1 Million award was initiated by Nokia is to invest $1 million in an innovator with the greatest on how people can use their Nokia phones better and also simplify and improve their lives. james was competing with innovators from more than 30 countries. The solution developed.
KDN is changing strategy in the market. The company is known more for its data business than what it tried entering into, retail and content provision. But that is changing as the company is said to be realigning and now moving all the retail and content business to Swift Global which is still a sister company. The company will now be working with providers to help them reduce costs and increase.
It is happening at Nokia World Conference in London. It is the launch of various hardware and software products for the clients, journalists and developers. But apart from all the niceties, Nokia is failing to innovate and is now going for full intergration. The following three products were launched by Nokia; Nokia E7 Nokia E7 boasts of many business features including Microsoft Exchange.
Safaricom has this weekend unveiled another product (not a promotion) to maintain its grip on the sms market. Under the new tariff plan dubbed Masaa ya SMS, the listed giant’s 16 million-plus subscribers will be able to send text messages for as low as 20 cents each depending on the bundle they will choose. This is the lowest charge for a text message in the Kenyan market currently.
Things are happening at Nokia. They are preparing for this big Nokia World conference in London and the only press release we are being treated to is the resignation of Executive VP Mobile Solutions, Anssi Vanjoki. Mr vanjoki has apparently given a 6 month notice of resignation. He is listed here as speaker and also says in the press release that he will be at the Nokia world conference. Nokia.
Safaricom has entered into a partnership with data services company, Quintica that will see it offer affordable communication solutions for corporate clients of all sizes. Under the said arrangement, Safaricom’s data clients ranging from big corporates, Small Medium Enterprises (SMEs) to Small Office and Homes (SOHOs) will benefit from a huge menu of hosted and managed services from Quintica. Safaricom.
Telkom Kenya has assured all Orange customers that they are working on rectifying the disruption experienced earlier this week by some customers using the company’s Orange Internet Everywhere 3G+ internet services. The intermittent disruptions affecting some customers were occasioned by technical hitches experienced after the migration of the platform that supports the Orange Internet Everywhere.
Essar Kenya (YU) CEO was being hosted by Larry Madowo on KTN’s Financial Report programme. I liked what I was getting from the guy (YU CEO). He seems to have a good grasp of the market and the dynamic and is pretty honest considering that they are still just controlling 8.2% of the market and so no dictattorial tendencies and arrogance displayed by the other networks. But his points.
IBM has today announced the appointment of fellow forumnite and blogger David Sawe as Business Development Manager for its Tanzania operations. He will be based in Dar es Salaam and will double as head of IBM East Africa’s operations in Tanzania. IBM is handling several projects including notably a recently signed agreement with National Microfinance Bank, Tanzania’s bank with.
Leading Kenyan Technology Company – Virtual City has developed a mobile based technology to help in tracking of produce from the farm – in each of the processing stages – till they reach the shelves in European supermarkets. The company says the technology will help Kenyan companies be able to adhere to the stringent ‘rules of origin’ requirements – a system of due diligence.