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Safaricom, Huawei Trial “Scan & Order” Solution for Restaurants

Safaricom and Huawei on Thursday have announced the trial of an innovative new solution for restaurants dubbed “Scan & Order”. The new solution seeks to help restaurants digitize their menu and ordering systems enabling them to provide better customer service, optimize their menu and pricing strategies, and leverage the power of big data. Safaricom and […]
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The importance of 6 GHz for 5G’s future

The importance of 6 GHz for 5G’s future

The full speed and capabilities of 5G depend on access to mid-band spectrum. To secure 5G performance in the long-term more capacity in this range is needed, and 6 GHz is a prime candidate. However, despite the importance of 6 GHz for the future of 5G, governments are already diverging. China will use the entire […]
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Eutelsat, Facebook partner to extend Wi-Fi connectivity throughout Sub-Saharan Africa

Eutelsat, Facebook to expand Express Wi-Fi across Sub-Saharan Africa

Eutelsat Communications is expanding its use of the Express Wi-Fi platform in partnership with Facebook to provide broadband services via satellite across several regions in Sub-Saharan Africa. With Express Wi-Fi, Eutelsat aims to connect thousands of people in rural and underserved communities spanning Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Nigeria, Côte d’Ivoire, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Kenya, […]
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Safaricom feted for outstanding contribution to the mobile industry

Safaricom feted for outstanding contribution to the mobile industry

 Safaricom (NSE: SCOM) has today been presented with the “Outstanding Contribution to the Mobile Industry Award” by the GSM Association (GSMA). The Award recognizes exceptional achievement in the mobile industry by an individual or organization that shape the global mobile sector. “Our Transforming Lives purpose has driven our business over the last 20 years, and we appreciate […]
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Telkom Kenya rolls out Fursa e-wallet to provide loans to youth

Telkom Kenya rolls out Fursa e-wallet to enable youth access loans

Telkom Kenya will develop a youth-focused digital wallet dubbed fursa to relieve them from financial exclusion during the pandemic. The telco has signed an agreement with the Ministry of ICT’s National Youth Council of Kenya (NYCK) to co-create ‘Fursa’, (Swahili for opportunity) a platform that allows the council to disburse funds to youth conveniently, faster, securely […]
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Safaricom picks Ericsson for E-band microwave solution

Safaricom picks Ericsson for E-band microwave solution

Safaricom has chosen Ericsson to supply microwave solutions based on the E-band platform to achieve multi Gbps backhaul capacity for mobile broadband nationwide coverage in Kenya. The solution – MINI-LINK 6352 – offers key advantages such as high capacity, efficient use of spectrum, low-energy consumption and simplified operations and maintenance. With technological advances in microwave […]
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Airtel Kenya upgrades 600 sites to 5G Network

Airtel Kenya upgrades 600 sites to 5G Network

Over 600 sites are now 5G-ready in Nairobi, Mombasa and Malindi, according to Airtel Kenya managing director Prasanta Das Sarma. In an interview with a local daily, Prasanta said that the deployment of 5G-ready networks would help it capitalize on the rising mobile Internet demand in the country. “These 600 sites are now 5G-ready. We […]
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