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Telkom Kenya to power University of Nairobi’s e-learning programme

Staff writer Telkom Kenya has launched a customised and reliable mobile data solution for the students, members of faculty and staff of the University of Nairobi (UoN), to enable continuity of learning, in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.  The Soma na Telkom Bundles, are monthly post-paid data bundles that have been tailored to meet the […]

Loon Internet balloons receive approval to fly in Kenya

Loon, the Alphabet company working to bring balloon-powered Internet to Kenya with its local partner, Telkom Kenya, announce the reception of all regulatory and Cabinet approvals to begin flying balloons in Kenya. The balloons will be dispatched from Loon’s sites in the United States, and it is hoped that they will arrive in the country […]

MTN ramps up efforts to support customers and communities as COVID-19 spreads across markets

As business and society, we are seeing a concerning increase in the transmissions of COVID-19 cases across multiple countries. The virus has had a far-reaching impact on our societies and is testing the resilience and tenacity of businesses and individuals alike. Globally, governments and companies are ramping up efforts to help mitigate the spread of […]

Djibouti Africa Regional Express 1 (DARE 1) Submarine Cable now in Mombasa

Telkom Kenya has landed the Djibouti Africa Regional Express 1 (DARE 1) submarine cable in Mombasa. The DARE 1 cable will now offer a strategic alternative in the routing of traffic as well as the handling of increased capacity to East Africa.  DARE1 is the dedicated work of a consortium consisting of Telkom Kenya, Somtel – […]

Mobile customer data new source of telco growth potential: CMO Council report

Mobile wireless network operators (MNOs) have a big opportunity to unearth device user insights and deliver innovative data services that can advance socio-economic value, democratic participation, and entrepreneurial vitality among a vast population of one billion consumers in the region. For telcos, whose current revenue streams are drying up in light of disruptive over-the-top services, […]

BICS joins SMART Africa Alliance to implement free roaming initiative

 BICS, a global communications enabler, has today announced that it has joined the SMART Africa Alliance and is supporting its ‘One Africa Network’ (OAN). The project is working to reduce roaming charges among the 30 participating African countries, which collectively represent over 750 million people. The partnership was signed on Thursday 27th February in Brussels, Belgium by Lacina […]

Four strategic priorities for African telco operators in 2020

African telco operators face a landmark five-year period as they strive to reimagine their business models and build new capabilities that will ensure their future success. Currently, non-traditional market entrants are putting pressure on telco operators’ profit margins, forcing them to look at ways of quickly delivering new services to meet customer demands. The introduction […]

BOCRA looks to experts to provide audit of its billing systems

The Botswana Communications Regulatory Authority (BOCRA/ The Authority) has sent an SOS to reputable organisations to help the entity with its metering and billing verification guidelines for audit purposes. In a communique to would-be experts, the entity says “BOCRA hereby invites experienced and reputable companies to tender for The Provision of Consultancy Services to Develop […]

Authority orders tower company to restore services to Telkom Customers

The Communications Authority of Kenya (CA) has directed Telkom Kenya Limited (TKL) to quickly address a commercial dispute with Eaton Towers Kenya Limited (ETKL) that saw the latter switch off TKL transmitters, resulting in service outage for TKL customers. In a statement, CA says Eaton Towers claims the suspension of services to TKL on December […]