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Safaricom’s SupaOngea

January 10, 2010

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This started off as well intentioned tariff with massive cost-cutting to the mobile customer on the Safaricom netwotk. With promises of changing tariffs every moment of the day depending on how busy the network was. Prices range from 8/= to 0.80/=. There was an outcry that this was a con, and popular opinion remains so. […]

Mobile commerce vs banking

January 8, 2010

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The money market landscape has since changed considerably.This is as mobile phone companies enter the credit space with electronic accounts, to challenge the dominance of commercial banks. Gone are days when local subsidiaries of multinational banks could suddenly raise minimum deposit requirements, effectively closing down thousands of accounts belonging to small depositors. Even those who […]

Zap Spreads Wings West and South

January 8, 2010

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The mobile money transfer concept is now being replicated in other African markets following a high rate of success in East Africa and particularly Kenya. Zain announced the expansion of its mobile commerce service Zap to Niger, Sierra Leone and a full commercial pilot project in Malawi. This will bring to six the number of […]

CCK Says 3G Licence Fee Stands

January 8, 2010

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Kenya’s telecoms regulator said on Wednesday that a $25 million fee would continue to apply to all firms acquiring a 3G license in the east African country. Telkom Kenya’s Orange mobile phone service, which is controlled by France Telecom, said last year that it was lobbying the Kenyan authorities to try to reduce the fee. […]