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Orange expands presence in Sierra Leone

Telecommunications operator, Orange has announced the official launch of its brand in Sierra Leone. The launch comes after the acquisition of telecommunications operator, Airtel Sierra Leone in July last year. The new brand will be known as Orange Sierra Leone, together with its Senegal-based partner Sonatel, the Orange Group seeks to reinforce its presence across West […]
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Huawei P10 lite launches in Kenya

Chinese smartphone maker Huawei has launched its Huawei P10 Lite smartphone in Kenya targeting mid-market segment as it seeks to aggressively push for an increased share of the local smartphone market. The miniature version of their flagship device follows the successful production of its predecessors, Huawei P10 and the Huawei P10 plus. The P10 Lite, […]
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AfricaCom launches new technology arena for Africa 4.0 blueprint

To celebrate its 20th anniversary, Africa’s technology, media and telecoms (TMT) event AfricaCom is launching a brand-new technology arena. The arena is located in the recently expanded and soon to be opened, CTICC wing, this entire exhibition hall will be dedicated to tech innovation and Africa’s journey towards the fourth industrial revolution. Incorporated into this bustling […]
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Youtap launches mobile money QR code in Africa, Asia

Global provider of contactless mobile payments and financial services software, Youtap, has launched a QR code solution and smartphone apps for mobile money services in Africa and Asia. Youtap’s solution enables customer-initiated or merchant-initiated QR code payments for smartphones and smart point-of-sale devices. The solution conforms to the BharatQR industry standard developed by Bharat, Mastercard […]
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Telkom marks 3 million subscribers, offers free calls

Local telecommunications company, Telkom Kenya is this weekend offering free calls within its network to celebrate crossing the 3 million subscriber mark. Between Saturday (July 29, 2017) at 12:00am and Sunday (July 30, 2017), Telkom’s prepaid customers will enjoy free on-net calls. Telkom’s other voice and SMS rates remain unchanged at KSh3 per minute to other networks and SMS at KSh1 […]
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ESET issues malware alert for Android phone users

Internet security company, ESET East Africa has issued an alert to mobile phone users running on the Android platform to be wary of alternative app stores’ potential to spread malware such as screen locking malware. According to Teddy Njoroge, Kenya Country Manager for ESET, ransomware is a fast growing problem for users of mobile devices. “Just […]
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