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It seems to me that Safaricom has what appears to be an unassailable lead as Kenya’s utterly and completely dominant mobile network. Its a behemoth of staggering proportions that seems to devour everything in its path. Everything, and I mean EVERYTHING that Safaricom touches seems almost always to turn to

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I just heard from a team member at Brave Venture Labs (Brave) that they will be holding their inaugural Brave Data Festival this week on the 17th and 18th November 2016. One thing I know about the folks over at Brave is that they LOVE all things data so this first

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Earlier today Safaricom launched its expanded 4G network in Kenya which now covers the 7 cities and towns of Nairobi, Mombasa, Kisumu, Nakuru, Eldoret, Meru and Kisii. This also means that 30 counties in Kenya now have access to Safaricom’s 4G network. It was also announced during today’s launch that mobile

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Kenya, together with Tunisia, Malaysia, Sri Lanka and Venezuela are just a handful of countries where Facebook’s Messenger Lite for Android is being launched today. The standalone Messenger Lite for Android is a slimmed down version of Messenger that offers the core features of Messenger for markets like Kenya with a

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This has been something of an interesting week in terms of data-driven statistics as far as mobile, internet and mobile money is concerned in Kenya. Earlier this week I attended a Google breakfast event where they shared their latest numbers from their Consumer Barometer surveys. In addition, yesterday, the Communications

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It seems somewhat fitting that Facebook’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg dropped in on an unsuspecting Kenya last week as part of his first ever Africa visit to better understand the nascent yet fast growing technology scene here. Indeed, everyone now gets a sense that Kenya is most definitely at the epicentre

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Its that time of year again – its iPhone launch time! Today saw the unveiling of the latest (and greatest?) iPhone ever in the form of the iPhone 7. Apple announced that they have sold over 1 Billion iPhones to-date which is just insane but there you have it! I

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Press Release Focus on ICT training and skills development to empower youth to leverage new opportunities in fast-growing digital economy Over 500 participants from government, business, academia, non-governmental organizations and the United Nations family are meeting in Nairobi this week to formulate and optimize human capacity building strategies for the

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As I suspected he would, Facebook’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg was in Nairobi yesterday after making his maiden trip to Lagos in Nigeria a few days ago. I had posited that he would have to come to Kenya since no technology trip to Africa would be complete without paying homage to

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According to a press release I received this morning, Zuku will offer 90 days free television subscription to new customers who purchase Zuku’s Smart TV bouquet. The offer takes effect from today, 1st September 2016. In addition, starting September 15, 2016, existing Zuku customers will be offered 30 days free television viewing

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