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Appointment  |  Kenya: Michael Joseph Announced As Board Chairman Of Safaricom

Michael Joseph, the former Chief Executive of Safaricom (Kenya’s largest telco), has been appointed as the new board chairman after the departure of the current Nicholas Nganga - who had served for thirteen years and had overseen the company grew ...
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Data Services  |  Kenya: Safaricom Combines With YouTube To Offer Content

Safaricom is set-up to offer its customers affordable data bundles for use on YouTube content. As both Safaricom and Google say, they plan to exploit their enormous digital capabilities and reach to deliver wide-ranging content in entertainment, education, news and ...
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Safaricom Predicts Ethiopia Deal Will Open Gateway To Africa - Reports

Kenya’s leading mobile phone operator Safaricom is basing its future pan-African expansion plans on Ethiopia’s market even as the Ethiopian government wavers on opening up the nation’s economy to foreign investments. Safaricom is betting on Ethiopia’s planned privatisation of the ...

Kenya: Safaricom Considers Rural Connectivity Plan

Safaricom’s mobile data revenue has increased by 12% to record $379 million according to the telco’s year results released recently. The boost in revenue was due to the growth of 4G smartphone use and more favourable data packages that included ...

Safaricom Gains 70% Rise In Fixed Internet Use During Kenya’s COVID-19 Lockdown

The Kenyan telecoms operator Safaricom said that its fixed internet consumption has increased by 70 percent as subscribers adhere to the government’s call to stay at home in efforts to curb the spread of coronavirus in the country. Mobile data ...

Safaricom Partners With Content Providers To Offer Free Digital Learning

Safaricom has joined forces with Longhorn Publishers, Viusasa and Eneza Education to provide free access to educational programming for primary and secondary school students to enable them to study from home. The partnership with Eneza Education will offer learners from ...

Safaricom Welcomes First Kenyan CEO

Yesterday Peter Ndegwa began his journey take as Chief Executive Officer at Safaricom, succeeding Bob Collymore, who died of cancer last year. Ndegwa is the first-ever Kenyan to run the giant telco. He takes over from the founding CEO Michael ...

Kenya: Safaricom Welcomes New Director

Safaricom announced earlier this week that its alternate Director Vivek Badrinath had resigned after serving in that capacity for over three years. Badrinath’s resignation took effect on the 20th of March 2020, and he has been replaced by Francesco Bianco. ...

Kenya: Safaricom Scraps Mobile Money Fees In Wake Of Covid-19 Pandemic

Kenya’s telco Safaricom on Monday announced that it would waive fees on its mobile money transfer service M-Pesa for all transactions below $10. On Sunday, Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta asked the country’s banks and mobile money providers to consider decreasing ...

Safaricom Rolls Out Unlimited Data Post-Payment Service

Safaricom revealed earlier this week that it is introducing a post-payment service that will be available to subscribers on a 30-day basis with all unused resources rolling over to the following month. The telco said that the plans would be ...

Kenya: Safaricom Collaborates With AWS On Cloud Services

Safaricom, Kenya’s largest telco, has entered into a partnership with Amazon Web Services that could introduce competition between American cloud providers operating in the African continent. In a statement issued to TechCrunch, the East African telco framed the arrangement as ...

Safaricom In Talks With Potential Partners For Billion-Dollar Ethiopia Entry

Safaricom is reportedly in talks with undisclosed investors to form a consortium that will this year bid for one of two Ethiopian telecoms licences due to the extremely high entry costs that are likely to breach the $1 billion mark. ...