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Visa partners Branch to grow its SME client base in Kenya

Visa and mobile financial services firm Branch have signed a deal that will see Branch offer custom financing to merchants who accept payment via Visa (Visa on mobile or Card). The...
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poa! internet doubles internet speeds to home users

poa! internet, a low-cost community internet service provider in Kenya, has upgraded its home connections in Kiambu county to deliver internet speeds of up to 4Mbps, more than twice the previous...
data centre

Telkom Kenya launches new data centre to boost network speed and quality

Telkom Kenya has launched a data centre in Nairobi’s Upper Hill to up its network quality, colocation and hosting services, internet connectivity and local loop connectivity. The modernised open access facility at...
UBA

UBA Group unveils Facebook chat banking in Kenya

UBA Group has launched chat banking in Kenya, making the country the latest to unveil the service among its 20 African subsidiaries. The service dubbed ‘LEO’ rides on Facebook Messenger, allowing customers...
Visa’s Everywhere Initiative

Nigerian and Kenyan startups emerge winners of Visa’s Everywhere Initiative

Visa’s Everywhere Initiative came to an end on Tuesday in Johannesburg, South Africa.Out of the nine other contestants, Nigerian startups CredPal and Growsel, along with Kenya’s Mookh Africa came out victorious. The...
loon

Telkom Kenya partners Loon to bring internet-by-balloon to Kenya

Telecommunications operator, Telkom and Loon, a subsidiary of Alphabet, on Thursday announced the signing of a definitive agreement to pilot an innovative new 4G/LTE access network service in Kenya. This will...
Safaricom

Safaricom planning to expand MPesa into Ethiopia

Kenya’s biggest telco, Safaricom, is in advanced talks with the Ethiopian government to introduce its popular mobile money service - M-Pesa, to the country. Ethiopia is a potentially lucrative market with 100 million...
innovation

Cisco to open innovation hub in Nairobi Kenya

US-based technology giant, Cisco is set to open an innovation hub in Nairobi in September seeking to tap tech enthusiasts. Cisco is investing Sh50 million ($500,000) in setting up the lab with...
internet service

poa! internet launches unlimited home Internet service for Kenyans

poa! internet, a community internet service provider has launched Kenya’s first village home Internet service, offering unlimited Wi-Fi into homes in a 48 sq km area around Ting’ang’a in Kiambu County. The...
AfriLabs

Liquid Telecom to deliver connectivity & cloud tools to AfriLabs innovation hubs across Africa

Liquid Telecom has partnered with AfriLabs, the largest network organisation of 100 innovation centres across 30 African countries, to explore new ways to support local start-ups and promote sustainable innovation across...

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