Tag Archives: Safaricom

Iflix and Safaricom partner up in Kenya

The leading entertainment service for emerging markets, iflix, announced a partnership with Safaricom to give the firms customers up to 60 days of unlimited access to iflixs service with thousands of the worlds best TV shows, movies and more on every device they own. Customers who register on iflix on 19 March 2018, will enjoy the [...]

Safaricom launches new music streaming app Songa

Telecommunications company Safaricom  is launching a music business through a new music streaming service, Songa. The application launched on Monday evening has a catalogue of 2.5 million songs from 400,000 local and international artists. Songa is an evolution for Safaricom. Songa therefore is an additional revenue stream for artistes riding on the success of Skiza, said [...]

Safaricom acquired Huawei Expertise to accelerate its FTTH deployment

The Chinese technology company Huawei has announced the adoption by mobile phone operator Safaricom of its FTTH E2E (end-to-end) solution for the rapid deployment of its fiber optic network at home. According to Jeff Wang, president of Huawei’s network access product line, “the FTTH E2E solution, which is characterized by precise investment, fast network construction [...]

CA approves Safaricom’s TV licence application

Communications Authority of Kenya (CA) has approved Safaricoms application for four television broadcasting licences in Kenya. However, the approval is subject to objection from the public within a month, the regulator said in a Gazette notice. After Safaricom receives the licences, it will be entitled to provide commercial free-to-air, internet protocol TV services, pay digital [...]

Safaricom launches new decoder in Kenya

Safaricom, Kenya-based telecom operator, launched a new digital set-top box (STB), BigBox, for access to television and video content via the Internet. The decoder will serve as a Wi-Fi hotspot and connect up to ten users, support HD and also deliver 59 TV and radio channels. A package consisting of free-to-air TV stations, data package [...]

Safaricom launches decoders in April

Safaricom, telecom operator in Kenya, will launch digital decoders next month. The set-top-boxes will be available through the companys existing distribution network. The STBs will come with an additional functionality which can be used as a hotspot to connect to internet. Currently, it has an approval for launching STB and a vendor licence while it [...]

Safaricom applies for digital TV broadcasting licence in Kenya

Safaricom, Kenya based telecom operator, has planned to foray into broadcasting space to tap massive opportunities in convergence market. Safaricom has applied for a digital television broadcasting licence along with the approval for providing set-top-boxes. According to Bob Collymore, CEO of Safaricom, the company is keen to enhance its internet subscribers by utilising STB to [...]

MultiChoice inks financing pact for Gotv decoder

Pay-TV operator, MultiChoice, has partnered with Commercial Bank of Africa (CBA) and Safaricom to launch of a decoder financing option for Kenyan customers to buy GOtv decoders on credit. The service applies to all Safaricom subscribers who have an M-shwari savings account where customers need to deposit KES 1,000 (USD 11.5) in their accounts to [...]

Kenyan mobile network operator to diversify with TV content

Safaricom, Kenyas leading mobile network operator, plans to diversify its business and sell bundled Internet and television services for on-demand viewing within the next 12 months. We will provide aggregation of content and delivery of content, said Bob Collymore, CEO of Safaricom. We will become a content provider to several forms of media including TV [...]