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Nairobi switches to digital television

Nairobi is set to make the switch from analogue television to digital on 13 December. The move is being taken in line with the global resolution passed by the Geneva-based International Telecommunica...
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Nairobi to switch from analogue to digital

Residents of Nairobi are preparing to switch from an analogue television signal to digital before the deadline of 31 December. To receive the free digital signal, residents must acquire set-top con...
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Nairobi hosts inaugural pan-African technology summit

Nairobi is hosting the inaugural DEMO Africa technology summit at Kenyatta International Conference Centre (KICC) from 24-26 October. The event will provide 40 of the continent's most innovative te...
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Nokia launches global base in Nairobi

Finnish mobile handset manufacturer Nokia is to establish a global research and development centre in Nairobi to serve as a hub for the company
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High-speed, low-cost broadband in Nairobi

A recent partnership between international internet giant Google and ISP Wananchi Group, a Nairobi-based telecoms provider, has resulted in the launch of a low-cost, high-speed wireless broadband netw...
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African EASSy optic cable goes live

The East African Submarine Cable System (EASSy) linking Sudan to South Africa has gone into service, providing another boost for high-speed internet services in the region. In an email to wantedin...
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Africa internet disrupted by Seacom fault

High-speed internet services in parts of east and southern Africa have been disrupted due to a fault in the new Seacom underwater fibre-optic cable. The exact cause of the problem is still being i...
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SIM card registration in Kenya

Kenyans have until 31 July to register their SIM cards under a move aimed at curbing mobile phone crime. The registration drive is being coordinated by the Communications Commission of Kenya (CCK)...
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Zain Africa up for sale

Kuwait-based mobile telecommunications company Zain is in exclusive talks with India
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Digital TV in Kenya

Kenya has begun the transition from analogue to digital terrestrial television (DTT), the second African country to do so. South Africa began its migration to DTT in 2008, partly in view of the footba...
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Kenya gets broadband internet.

Internet users in Kenya and other parts of east Africa now have high-speed connectivity after the 17,000 km submarine fibre optic SEACOM cable owned and operated by the private Mauritius-based telecom...
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Students invent bicycle phone charger.

Two students of electrical and information engineering at Nairobi university have come up with a device allowing people without access to an electricity supply to recharge their mobile phones, the
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Submarine cable projects suffer delays.

The launch of undersea broadband connections between east Africa and the rest of the world has suffered delays due to piracy in the Indian Ocean and other difficulties. Towards the end of June the pr...
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Safaricom profits drop.

Pre-tax profit at Kenya
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Zain launches Zap m-banking service.

International mobile telecoms provider Zain has launched a new package of mobile banking services in direct competition with the M-Pesa service operated by its main rival Safaricom. Zap, as the new se...
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SEACOM broadband cable to arrive in Kenya.

There is good news for internet users in Kenya with the country
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Zain moves to Africa.

Kuwait-based mobile telecommunications company Zain has decided to relocate its Africa regional office to Nairobi to consolidate its presence on the continent. Until now it has run its Africa operatio...
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EASSy optic cable capacity increased.

The East African Submarine Cable System (EASSy) has increased the capacity on its planned undersea cable to 1.4 Tbits/sec in response to growing demand for broadband internet connectivity in the east...
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Cellphone price war following Orange launch.

Kenyan mobile telephone customers are enjoying a vicious price war between Telkom Kenya’s new Orange service and the market leader Safaricom and its main competitor Zain (formerly Celtel). Oran...

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