Category Archives: Mobile telephony

Microsoft launches windows 10 in Kenya

Microsoft Director, Windows Business Division, for West, East and Central Africa, Rotimi Olumide, explains how Windows 10 works.

Microsoft Director for Windows Business Division, West, East, Central Africa and Indian Ocean Islands, Rotimi Olumide

Giant technology firm Microsoft has officially unveiled Windows 10 operating system  in Nairobi, Kenya on Wednesday.

Microsoft Director for Windows Business Division, West, East, Central Africa and Indian Ocean Islands, Rotimi Olumide said users can take advantage of the free upgrade offer, or purchase a new Windows 10 PC. Continue reading

Mobile app, iafya, rich in health information

I-Phone

Kenyan health workers are using a mobile app to learn and educate the masses on health principles.

Dubbed ‘iAfya’, the tool by Avallain Limited, a social enterprise based in Switzerland and Kenya, is already being used as a professional companion by health workers at Coptic hospital.

The tool is gaining prominence since the mobile phone has become ubiquitous (widely available) in Kenya and the region. Continue reading

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

Orange launches post-paid Biashara Talk

Orange Kenya ups mission to interlink Kenya with 3G network

Orange Kenya CEO Mickael Ghossein at a past function

Orange Telkom Kenya has launched Biashara Talk, a wireless fixed voice post-paid service targeted at Small office Home office (SoHo) customers and small businesses. Continue reading

Orange Kenya on a mission to roll out 3G network to counties

Integrated telecommunication services provider Orange is on a mission to interconnect Kenya with 3G network.

The firm has rolled out the 3G network service into the country’s Uasin Gishu County. Continue reading

Kenyans now making longer calls-CAK Report

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

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

Kenyan Robust marketing by telecoms and lowered call rates saw Kenyans use mobile phones more in 2013, the latest sector report shows.

According to the second quarterly sector statistics report for the year 2013-14 released by the Communication Authority of Kenya (CAK), Safaricom, yuMobile, Airtel, and Orange subscribers made calls amounting to 29.9 billion minutes in 2013 up from 27.4 billion in 2012. Continue reading

Infinix Mobility company wades into Kenya’s smartphone market

With over 100,000 phones sold in Kenya monthly, the country is attracting more manufacturers with the latest being the HongKong based Infinix mobility.

Headquartered in HongKong, Infinix Mobility designs the smartphones in France but does mass production in China.

infinix alpha marvel smartphone

Retailing at sh29,999, the phone runs on Google operating system android 4.2.1 Jelly bean and comes with a 13MP camera, quad-core 1.5hz processor with 4GB memory.

“This is a digitally innovative market with respect to mobile and Internet solutions and we expect that our foray into the Kenyan market, with an appetite for quality smartphones, will yield high returns,” said Jean Sebastien, Business Director, Infinix Mobility.

Jannet Atika, Safaricom head of retail sales said the phone shall be available across  its 40 retail outlets in the country. Continue reading