Tag Archives: Safaricom

Safaricom rolls out Lipa Na M-PESA business app in Kenya

Kenya-based telco, Safaricom, has introduced a Lipa Na M-PESA business smartphone app for more than 170,000 agents on the service. Also known as M-PESA for Business, the app allows business owners to benefit from real-time statements, export statements and track their business performance on the go. Through the app, entrepreneurs can withdraw funds from Lipa [...]

Safaricom launches Android TV Box in Kenya

Safaricom has just announced the launch of an Android TV Box as part of a strategy to bring Home Fibre services to more homes. The TV box equips any TV with the ability to stream content from YouTube, Netflix, Hulu, ShowMax and other Android TV applications. It also allows users to wirelessly project their smartphone [...]

Ethiopia receives 12 bids for two telco licenses

Ethiopias communications regulator announced that it has received twelve bids for the two telecom licenses it intends to grant to multinational mobile companies, breaking the state monopoly. Th regulator stated that nine bidders are telecom operators and two non-telecom operators, and one submission was incomplete. Bidders consist of Etisalat, Axian, MTN, Orange, Saudi Telecom Company, [...]

Safaricom and Visa joint forces for M-Pesa customers

Safaricom and Visa have announced a new partnership by developing products to support digital payments for M-PESA customers. The partnership will cover more than 24 million M-PESA customers, over 173,000 Lipa Na M-PESA merchants from Safaricom and 61 million merchant locations throughout Visas global network. We are delighted to partner with Visa in exploring products [...]

Vodacom and Safaricom seal the acquisition of M-Pesa brand from Vodafone

Vodacom and Safaricom announce that they have finalized the acquisition of the M-PESA brand, product development and support services from Vodafone through a newly-created joint venture. The transaction, which was first announced in 2019, will accelerate M-PESAs growth in Africa by giving both Vodacom and Safaricom full control of the M-PESA brand, product development and [...]

Safaricom partners with Amazon to offer more cloud services in Africa

Amazon Web Services (AWS), the cloud computing platform, has just inked a strategic deal with Kenyas largest mobile operator, Safaricom to provide more cloud services in Africa. Safaricom said that the agreement will let the operator resell AWS services and it should fasten Safaricoms internal IT transformation, decrease operational plus and provide a blueprint and [...]

Safaricom to test and roll out 5G in Kenya

Kenya mobile phone company, Safaricom is paving the way for 5G. The next generation of mobile Internet that should succeed in 4G is still in its infancy. Globally, only a handful of markets; the United States, Korea and a few cities across Europe have been able to deploy real 5G networks on their territories. According [...]

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 [...]