Tag Archives: mobile telephony

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

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Kenya to review quality of service parameters for mobile operators

Safaricom Chief Executive Officer Robert Collymore address journalist during the release of the company results on November 10 2010.

Safaricom Chief Executive Officer Robert Collymore address journalist during the release of the company results. File photo

The tussle between  Safaricom and Communications Authority of Kenya (CAK) over renewal of its license will be  resolved amicably.

CCK Director General Francis Wangusi on Tuesday said negotiations are ongoing between Safaricom and CAK ahead of  the license renewal in June this year. Continue reading

Kenya mobile phone cheats to pay heavy penalties

Picture 20Kenya plans to tame rogue mobile subscribers and operators through stiffer penalties in a new set of laws to be published this week.

The fines are included in the Kenya Information and Communications  (Registration of subscribers of Telecommunications Services) Regulations, 2014, which will be promulgated by the Communications Authority of Kenya (CAK). Continue reading

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

Fighting counterfeit medicines via SMS

By JAMES RATEMO in Nairobi, Kenya

In the heart of Africa, where humanity wallows in poverty and access to health care is a dream, the fight against counterfeit drugs has been daunting.

But technology is coming to the rescue of millions of patients and consumers who face the risk of using counterfeit medicines each year.

Consumers will soon be able to countercheck genuineness of the drugs they buy via short text messages (SMS) on a platform dubbed mPedigree. Continue reading

Mobile media wave is unstopable-study reveals

Mobile technology-a must for today's journalists

The modus operandi must change…it will never be business as usual, a new kid is on the block and the media industry shall be shaken like never before.

A study analyses a landslide of mobile usage in the developing world. To businesses, these figures present an ideal BoP model. With titanic shift in the number of mobile users in the South, ignore the data at your own risk. Continue reading