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Safaricom launches the 2013 AppStar challenge

On Thursday, Kenya’s leading integrated communications services provider Safaricom Limited launched the Safaricom Development Challenge, a competition aimed at equipping entry level developers with entrepreneurial and technology skills. The competition which will feature a 3 month incubation period during which participants’ will be required to develop apps in any of the following six categories: Agriculture,… Read More »

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MTN launches LTE network in Uganda

On Friday, Uganda’s telecom operator MTN has launched 4G LTE network in country making it the first mobile operator in that country to do so. Popularly known as 4G, LTE provides mobile ultra-broadband internet access at the fastest internet speeds, giving customers the most seamless experience in data services. MTN’s LTE service will initially be… Read More »

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A Digital Generation will power Kenya’s Vision 2030 dream

As we watched H.E Uhuru Kenyatta campaign and finally take the presidency, one of the exciting promises was a laptop for every child joining standard one from the year 2014. Kenya has a big dream of transforming its economy by the year 2030 and one of its key areas is technological revolution. Kenya is indeed… Read More »

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eLearning Platform for Entrepreneurs

By Banele Senatla South Africa has been bitten by the elearning bug. This global tech trend is becoming big even in developing countries. Last week saw a launch of an eLearning platform called Creel. Creel is a product of a South African owned corporation by the name of Ukondla which provides digital learning solutions. It… Read More »

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CBA awaits central bank approval to set up in Uganda

Courtesy of Business Daily (Nairobi) Commercial Bank of Africa (CBA) will begin operations in Uganda by the end of the year as part of an expansion programme into eastern and southern Africa. The lender says it is waiting for regulatory approvals from the Bank of Uganda, before setting up its first branch in Kampala. CBA… Read More »

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2go social network dominating the African Market

2go interactive is a mobile social network focused on emerging markets, where users chat and share photos with friends and family; meet new people and play games in chat rooms. 2go has over 20m registered users across South Africa, Kenya and Nigeria of which 9m are active in Nigeria and 1.5m in South Africa. This… Read More »

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A review of the Nigeria Telecoms industry in 2012

The year 2012 was indeed a great year for the Telecoms industry in Nigeria. According to a latest subscriber data released at the weekend, Nigeria crossed the 100 million-subscriber mark and ended the year 2012 with 113 million active subscribers’ base. The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), said about N107 billion was expended by Nigeria’s telecommunications… Read More »

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Facing the interview Victor’s style

Facing the interview Victor’s style I was working somewhere around Peponi Plaza, Westlands. I had been compiling data I had earlier collected at the Ministry of Planning Library. There was this feeling of being jobless that had always rang on my mind all through. The fever was always on and off. Peak of it was… Read More »

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e-Learning – Reaching start ups where they exist

In the past few years the South African business community has embraced smart phones as part of the vital resources that they should have. Startup businesses are also starting to adopt this trend. This has been made possible by different price tags offered for smart phones. This trend emerged from the realisation that smart phones… Read More »

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