Posts Tagged ‘safaricom’

Safaricom and MTN in networks deal to boost remittances

Customers of two of East Africa’s leading mobile money operators will be able to transfer money to each other across both networks, following a deal agreed between the MTN Group and Vodafone Group. Under the terms of the deal, the operators said they will also share best practice and “work together to define the rules […]

Safaricom launches Kenya’s first 4G Internet services

Safaricom launched Kenya’s first fourth-generation (4G) Internet services on Thursday, seeking to capitalise on burgeoning mobile Internet use in the country. The government of the east African nation of 40 million people wants the use of 4G high-speed broadband network to help raise the Internet’s contribution to economic growth to 10 percent in 2017 from […]

Mpesa African technology expands in Europe

Nairobi – Africans have long used technology developed abroad, but now a Kenyan cash transfer network which bypasses banks is being adopted in Europe. The M-Pesa mobile money transfer system which allows clients to send cash with their telephones has transformed how business is done in east Africa, and is now spreading to Romania. “From […]

Mobile technology brighten the future for Africa’s rural homes

John Kibet’s home in rural Kenya is not linked to the country’s electricity grid. The solar panels contain embedded SIM cards that can communicate with M-Kopa’s control centre. “Each and every customer’s solar energy system is connected to M-Kopanet allowing us to monitor its performance, troubleshoot issues, as well as control its operational state,” says […]