Telkom Kenya now offers more data for same price


Telkom Kenya has revised their daily, weekly and monthly bundles where you now get more data for the same price. This is good news for the millions of Telkom users out there who use their network everyday Some of the data bundle offerings have received a 100% hike at the same price point which is nice to see. At the low end, you can get a healthy 70MB for only KES 10 and you can get as much as 50GB of data for KES 3,000 a month up from 36GB.…

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Safaricom invites bids of a location tracking platform


Safaricom has invited bids to seek suppliers of a location tracking and intelligence platform. In a bid notice, they express interest to take advantage of a location intelligence system which will help them build customer profiles based on their location, according to Business Daily. “Consequently, the evolution of the mobile network and devices has enabled Safaricom to gather information from the connected devices. At the core of any reliably connected device is an accurate location intelligence system,” the bid notice said. According to the latest sector statistics by the Communications Authority,…

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IoMT Market is expected to grow worldwide


Global Internet-of-Medical-Things (IoMT) market is expected to register a CAGR of 38.67% in the forecast period of 2019-2026. The report contains data from the base year of 2018 and the historic year of 2017. This rise in market value can be attributed to the efficiency of resources and available infrastructure due to the usage of IoMT. Few of the major competitors currently working in the global Internet-of-Medical-Things (IoMT) market are LifeFuels Inc.; GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY; CARRÉ TECHNOLOGIES INC.; Breathometer Inc.; Medtronic; Meru Health, Inc.; Boston Scientific Corporation; Atlas Wearables, Inc.; Proteus Digital Health;…

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DEMS Volunteers lead nationwide awareness campaigns

A team of Nigerian media professionals has launched Digital Economy Media Volunteers’ (DEMS Volunteers’), with a view to leading nationwide awareness campaigns on the Digital Economy. A communiqué issued by the group at the end of the maiden meeting at the weekend in Lagos and signed by the Director of Communications, Mr. Peter Oluka, recalled that “Only recently, His Excellency, President Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR, renamed the hitherto Federal Ministry of Communications to include Digital Economy.  The incumbent Minister, Dr Isa Ibrahim Ali (Pantami), has on many occasions highlighted why this…

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Technology has evolved the Recruitment Industry


The recruitment industry or the human resources sector, has completely evolved over the past 20 years. New technology have transformed the way employers recruit and manage talent. From paper CVs to job boards, applicant tracking systems and online assessments, a lot has chatnged over the years. While advancements in technology have offered some solutions to challenges that employers faced a decade ago, the industry is ever-evolving and recruiters today are dealing with new challenges when hiring the best talent. It cannot be gainsaid that all top companies struggle to get…

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Airtel Malawi plc intends to apply for admission to the stock exchange

Airtel Malawi plc intends to apply for admission of its ordinary shares to trading on the main market of Malawi Stock Exchange

Airtel Africa, a leading provider of telecommunications and mobile money services, with a presence in 14 countries across Africa, has announced the intention to undertake an initial public offering of its local business, Airtel Malawi plc. Airtel Malawi plc intends to apply for admission of its ordinary shares to trading on the main market of Malawi Stock Exchange. The indicative price range in respect of the Offer, as well as the exact number of Shares to be sold in the Offer, will be determined in due course. The Subsidiary will…

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Increased access pushes for mobile penetration


Increased access to mobile network signals and exciting product offers by operators continue to drive consumers to own more than one SIM card to take advantage of the diverse services, a report by the Communications Authority of Kenya (CA) shows. The Sector Statistics Report covering July-September 2019 shows mobile subscriptions are on the upward trajectory standing at 53.2 million, and in effect, pushing the mobile penetration in the country to 11.2 per cent. In the recent years, the Authority has also continued to put in place interventions to enhance access…

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Paxful and Binance partner to provide financial inclusion


Binance has announced a partnership deal with Paxful, to provide financial inclusion around the globe. Starting immediately, Paxful- a peer-to-peer bitcoin (BTC) marketplace and web-based Virtual Bitcoin Kiosk – will be integrated and directly available on the Binance platform for new and existing Binance users. Binance is a leading global cryptocurrency exchange by trading volume and users. “Paxful is proud to be partnering with Binance in our joint efforts to bring bitcoin to the masses,” said Ray Youssef, CEO and co-founder of Paxful. “They share our passion and vision for the…

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African Book Publishers encouraged to use technology


Kenyan and African book publishers have been challenged to embrace technology to appeal to younger audiences and also reduce their reliance on paper. This, together with the use of recycled paper, would save the environment in the wake of depleted forest cover and also reduce the impact of climate change. “Africa has the youngest population,” said Jubilee Insurance Company of Kenya Chief Executive Julius Kipngetich, emphasizing that the geographical size and the demographic distribution of the continent’s population have set the stage for it to become a global leader considering…

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The Internet and Mobile taking over the delivery space


For the longest time, restaurants held takeaways as an afterthought. Well, not anymore. The food catering business has gone past the takeout era and has evolved so much that delivery has become the hot trend in Kenya. The great digital revolution, burgeoning e-commerce and the convenience of mobile money which allows buyers to pay for their deliveries right off their phones, has spurred a whole new industry that is today the food delivery market. And Kenyans, enticed by the convenience of ordering online from their favorite local restaurants and having…

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