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Yu Starts a Price War?

February 15, 2010


Conveniently dubbed “Amua – raha mustarehe”. Yu is positioning itself as the mobile operator of choice of the masses by using Swahili in its adverts – arguably the most widely spoken language in Kenya. The latest offers from Yu: Make yu-yu calls at 1/= from midnight to 8am; 2/= from 8am to 4pm and 3/= […]

Providers have gone sms crazy!

February 12, 2010


Seems like Safaricom still has the meanest packages. Yu: Enjoy 750 yu-yu sms a tjust 75/= for 75 days. To subscribe dial *155*4# Make yu-yu calls at 1/= from midnight to 8am; 2/= from 8am to 4pm and 3/= from 4pm to midnight. To subscribe at 30/= per month dial *155*3# Orange: Hello, to enjoy […]

CCK Says 3G Licence Fee Stands

January 8, 2010


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. […]

The case for internet cost reduction.

December 23, 2009


Only eight out of every 100 Kenyans have access to the Internet according to an assessment carried out and published in this year’s International Telecommunications Union’s parity index. Ranked at position 116 out of 156, this has hardly changed year-on-year. This despite the much celebrated landing of the fiber optic cable at the Kenyan coast. […]

Yu Cash – another jewel in the mobile commerce platform

December 20, 2009


Touted as “The next generation of mobile money transfer“, Yu in partnership with Obopay introduced its mobile payment solution dubbed “Yu Cash” with a promise to transform the way people and small businesses transact. The standard offerings – deposits, money transfer, cash withdrawal, prepaid Top-Up, Balance Inquiry are included. Yu tries to differentiate itself from […]


November 28, 2009


Finally a blog that keeps tabs on the development in the Kenyan Mobile phone Industry. Since 2000, when there were only a couple of thousands of mobile phone users(elite), the industry has grown in leaps and bounds and it’s estimated to have 14.5 Million subscribers as of 2009. This has been a phenomenal growth by […]