Tag Archives: Safaricom

Safaricom recently announced its new promotion in Kenya

Safaricom has launched a Storo Bonus Promotion that will reward customers 200% bonus airtime and an additional 200MB Free YouTube bundle on hitting the daily target. We are always looking at ways of giving our customers more value for what they spend on our network. Customer satisfaction is a key objective for us and we [...]

Safaricom introduces new services in Kenya

After an increase in local demand for a clearer and cost-effective video communication solution Safaricom has launched its Voice over LTE (VoLTE) and Video over LTE (ViLTE) service in Kenya. The new service will influence the existing 4G network and its users to receive voice and video calls with no additional extra. “Today we are [...]

Safaricom users to access YouTube for free

Safaricom has recently introduced free YouTube on its lower cost all-in-one bundle packages. The telco giant offers 5GB worth of free YouTube as well as free WhatsApp, all for US $10 and US $20 packages. The companys mobile data revenue has increased to 6.4% in March.  Kenya Charles Murito, Google Country Manager said the firm [...]

Safaricom and Vodacom want to take over M-Pesa

Vodacom and Safaricom are in negotiation for acquiring the brand M-Pesa, from its parent company, Vodafone. The deal is reportedly worth over $13 million. According to ITWeb, Vodacom group CEO Shameel Joosub confirmed the plans through a joint agreement with Safaricom, has done a deal with Vodafone to “take over M-Pesa completely”. “So, Safaricom and [...]

‘East Africa’s Got Talent’ show to be transmitted exclusively on Citizen TV

The East African version of Got Talent where talented East Africans will have an opportunity to showcase their skills will be aired exclusively on Citizen TV. The show which was created by British talent competition judge Simon Cowell is available in 58 countries and will now showcase Kenya, Uganda Tanzania and Rwanda. The Chief Customer [...]

Safaricom introduces affordable 4G-enabled smartphones in Kenya

Safaricom has introduced a smartphone campaign by launching the cheapest 4G-enabled smartphones Neon Ray and Neon Nova in Kenya. The introduction of the smartphones is intended to offer a digital experience for those who do not have smartphones. The Chief Customer Officer at Safaricom, Sylvia Mulinge, said, At Safaricom, we aim to transform lives by providing solutions to [...]

Safaricom seeks innovative public private partnerships for development

Safaricom, has called for local governments across the nation to increase development through public private partnerships (PPPs). The telecommunications company has asked for the government to explore innovative ideas in PPPs. With the implementation of the Big Four Agenda now at the top of everyones mind, there is a huge opportunity for partnerships between us [...]

Safaricom is upgrading to a 400G network

Safaricom has just announced its plans to upgrade this backbone network, by using Huaweis end to end 400G solution to meet the growing data consumption needs of its customers. This new plan will replace its existing 100G backbone, increasing the capacity of network traffic carried between Mombasa, Nairobi and Kisumu “Today we use only 100G, [...]

Safaricom announced its venture into the cybersecurity space

Safaricom which is known for its carrier services and mobile money products, announced this development that will primarily target Kenyan firms that are in need of robust and local cybersecurity solutions. The launch of Safaricoms cybersecurity came at the right time as organizations such as Saccos have recently been targeted by cyber criminals, losing billions [...]