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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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Safaricom Pilots 5G connectivity across Kenya

Safaricom Pilots 5G connectivity across Kenya

Safaricom on Friday announced the launch of trials for the trail-blazing 5G technology in Nairobi, Kisumu, Kisii and Kakamega. The trial, which will begin with both individual and enterprise customers plans to expand the number of such 5G sites to more than 150 across nine towns over the next 12 months. The primary objective during […]
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