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Telkom & Airtel binding merger agreement to named Airtel-Telkom comes to force

Telkom & Airtel binding merger agreement to named Airtel-Telkom comes to force

Broadband, Business, Technology
Rumours have been running for over a year that Telkom and Airtel were planning to merge their operations in a bid to augment their product and service offerings to match the services of Safaricom. Safaricom had also been mentioned in the competition clause by both Telkom and Airtel that highlighted their inability to grow based on Safaricom’s lion’s share of the local mobile operator business. India's Bharti Airtel anouncement on Friday reut.rs/2SyMMhc that its unit, Airtel Networks Kenya Ltd, has agreed to merge with Telkom Kenya Ltd, the East African nation's smallest telecom operator is now active. A report that investigated the claims is yet to be fully examined by the Communications Authority of Kenya (CA) and parliament, and there is a likelihood it will be discarded
Telkom Kenya hits 4 million subscribers in six months

Telkom Kenya hits 4 million subscribers in six months

Mobile
Telkom Kenya has announced that its subscriber base has increased by one million and reached 4 million subscribers in six months. To celebrate this, the telecommunications firm launched a promotion to reward 50 subscribers with a Toyota Belta. Telkom is now set to invest in the second phase of network modernisation and expansion of 3G and 4G networks throughout the country. “In 2017, we completed the first phase of our national backbone and metropolitan transmission network. Our 4G network is currently available in 32 towns and urban centres across the country. We have also doubled its capacity and coverage on the 3G Network, improving our customer experience,” Telkom, Chief Marketing Officer Levi Nyakundi said. According to Nyakundi, the rapid acquisition of new customers is a re
Mobile Money Interoperability to challenge Safaricom’s Dominance of the Telecoms Market

Mobile Money Interoperability to challenge Safaricom’s Dominance of the Telecoms Market

Business
M-Pesa’s position as the leading cash transfers service is set to face a new challenge with the launch of mobile money interoperability, which will see users send and receive money across networks in real time. The communications and banking sector regulators are today set to announce the start of a pilot test of the cross-network service beginning Monday next week, before its full launch to the public later on. The cross-network transfers will be limited to Airtel and Safaricom employees in the pilot phase. “One of the key reasons we need interoperability is to make sure that people are not limited by a closed network, you should be able to send money to anyone on any network and receive money from anyone,” said ICT minister Joe Mucheru in an interview yesterd