Category Archives: Internet

VIDEO: AITEC Africa ICT Summit Brings Together ICT Professionals

With over 500 ICT professionals, the AITEC Africa ICT Summit, which took place on 24th & 25th February 2016 at the Visa Oshwal Center, Nairobi, Kenya, was opened by ICT Cabinet Secretary, Joe Mucheru.

The event included professionals from the East African region and as far as Ghana who were here to showcase their products and services and give talks on tech trends and current innovations.

Below is a video review of the summit, courtesy of E-LABZ’s David Gitonga

Kenya: Mobile subscribers up 1.8 percent to 31.8 million

Mobill phones have had a great impact in Kenya's economy

Mobill phones have had a great impact in Kenya’s economy

Number of mobile subscribers in Kenya rose 1.8 percent to reach 31.8 million in the first quarter of  2014. In its quarterly review of the sector, the Communications Authority of Kenya (CAK) reports tha this trend is similar to that observed over the last two years where quarter-on-quarter growth has remained below 2 per cent. The same period of the previous year had recorded a decline of 2.9 per cent. Continue reading

Taking FOSS to the newsroom- case study of news apps

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CCK: Kenya’s mobile telephony flourishes

Internet access and usage is flourishing in Kenya as the number of mobile subscribers grew by 1.7 percent between March 30 and June 30 this year to stand at 29.7million.

In its quarterly sector statistics report for the fourth quarter of the 2011/2012 financial year, the Communication Commission of Kenya says the growth has seen penetration of mobile telephony services grow to 75.4 per cent. Continue reading

Kenya e-government documentary

Kenya: Bharti Airtel partners with Avaya to boost customer care service

Bharti Airtel aims to improve its customer service experience through a five-year partnership with Avaya, an international communications solutions company.

Bharti Airtel which had over 246 million customers across its operations at the end of February 2012 has been struggling to grow its market share in Kenya and the region and the partnership could help it achieve this aim. Continue reading

Nokia: Innovators wanted ahead of the Open Innovation Africa Summit 2012

Kenyan innovators have a chance to showcase their prowess in a new challenge co-sponsored by phone-maker Nokia, infoDev and Capgemini.

Creators of the 3 best ideas will be invited to the second Open Innovation Africa Summit 2012 (OIAS2) to be held in Nairobi from May 28-30 2012 to share their thoughts with ‘respected thought leaders.’

Dubbed ‘Ideas to Innovation’ the global competition seeks to get societal, structural, financial and technological ideas that will help foster innovation leadership in Africa. Continue reading