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Peter Ndegwa takes over as CEO at Safaricom succeeding Bob Collymore

Peter Ndegwa takes over as CEO at Safaricom succeeding Bob Collymore

Broadband, Business, Internet, Mobile
Peter Ndegwa takes the leadership reins as Safaricom’s first Kenyan CEO, to succeed Bob Collymore, who died of cancer on July 1, last year, a move that will make him the first Kenyan to run the giant telco. He takes over from founding CEO Michael Joseph, who has been holding the position in an acting capacity since. The 51-year-old incoming CEO takes the reins at a time when businesses have been hard hit by the coronavirus global pandemic, meaning that he might have to work from home on his first day. But he was upbeat about the task ahead of him, seeing both the challenges and opportunities that the pandemic presents. “It is time to serve my country. There are two things that I value most, and that is humility and integrity. Integrity is about doing what you say and humility is k
DigiFarm wins Best Mobile Innovation

DigiFarm wins Best Mobile Innovation

Mobile, Technology
DigiFarm, Safaricom's agritech platform, has won the Best Mobile Innovation for Emerging Markets in this year’s Global Mobile Awards (GLOMO). The mobile innovation which was created through a partnership with mobile solutions provider, Mezzanine, offers an easy-to-use, text-based service to Kenya’s smallholder farmers on best farming practice, all from a 2G enabled mobile phone. Farmers register on the platform and record details about the size of their farms and the nature of their farming activities. This information is then used to ensure that farmers receive support relevant to their specific farming activities. Once registered on the platform, farmers have access via mobile phone to a host of agricultural and financial services that the ecosystem offers. Speaking
Safaricom introduces new prefixes SIM Cards

Safaricom introduces new prefixes SIM Cards

Business, Mobile
Safaricom has announced the introduction of SIM cards with the 0110 and 0111 prefixes, targeting two million new subscribers. In a statement to media houses, the telco sim cards will be available free of charge at all Safaricom shops and dealer outlets countrywide with customers only required to activate their lines with a top-up of Sh50 airtime. Safaricom has also rolled out a new numbering system that provides its customers with the freedom to choose their own number rather than pre-assigned mobile phone numbers.  “The new 0110 and 0111 prefixes alongside our new numbering system are part of our “For You” commitment to be Simple, Transparent and Honest. We continue to invest in additional enhancements and services to better meet the needs of our customers,” the Chief Custome
KORBA WHATSAPP offers self service features

KORBA WHATSAPP offers self service features

Business, Mobile
Korba is here again to excite its customers with a new innovative service named “KORBA WHATSAPP” - an additional access channel to the very popular USSD code *365#. Korba WhatsApp enables customers to perform transactions through a unique WhatsApp number across all mobile networks, cards and banks. This is in furtherance to make Korbarians access services anywhere anytime. KORBA WhatsApp offers customers a host of self service features including airtime top-up, data bundle purchases, funds transfer, payment for utilities and TV Bills in real time. Users of this solution are able to undertake transactions with no interruption to their chats and without leaving the WhatsApp platform. Commenting on this latest innovation, Nelson Korshi Da Seglah, the Chief Enabling Officer of Halges Technol
Airtel Zambia  redefines video  streaming experience

Airtel Zambia redefines video streaming experience

Mobile, Technology
Airtel Networks Zambia Plc has redefined video streaming experience for its subscribers by launching Airtel TV. Speaking at the launch today, Airtel’s Marketing Director Hussam Baday said Airtel was committed to continue bringing innovative products and services and the new Airtel TV App enabled customers to enjoy news on the go as well as other programming such as movies, music, reality shows, children’s’ shows as well as documentaries which include BBC, Hollywood, Bollywood, and Nollywood channels. “We are pleased to bring to you a one stop platform which will bring to you over 30 live channels and over 800 videos on demand with the number expected to increase in the course of the year as we add more edutainment channels to cater for all our customers’ preferences,” Baday announced