Ericsson looking to the future and the implementation of 5G networks

Ericsson has a long history in Africa, particularly in Kenya. Nicolas Blixell Head of the Global Customer Unit MTN for Ericsson Middle East and Africa,     talks about the company’s history on the continent,  “The first deal we have made in Africa came in 1896, 120 years ago, when we installed the fixed exchange in Kenya. We started the first rollout of 2G in South Africa in 1994, we had built 2G, 3G, 4G, we are across the whole continent.” Africa is a key market for Ericsson and Blixell explains why,…

SMEs Urged to take advantage of smartphones to expand their customer base

Models, Erick Musyoki and Vanessa Lumbasio go through the features of Taffuta mobile App which enables customers to directly interact with entrepreneurs when transacting business. The upsurge in use of Smartphones in the country which now stands at over 60 percent has created a huge market opportunity for mobile App developers. According to Harsh Savalkar, Taffuta mobile App developer based in Kisumu County, the increase use of Smartphones particularly among the youth offers SMEs and individual businesses an excellent platform to market their products and services through strategic Apps that…

African Voices Changemakers explores sustainable fashion

(CNN) African Voices Changemakers, CNN International meets Ria Sejpal, a Kenyan fashion designer using waste textiles and material to create sustainable clothes and accessories. Sejpal started designing as a child when she would deconstruct and reinvent her own clothes from the wardrobe. She describes how this started, “Growing up in Kenya, we didn’t have a lot of shopping opportunities. So, I would take apart all my clothes. I just didn’t think it made sense to throw away anything. So, I guess that was the first time I engaged in up-cycling.” At…

ESET setting standards in Cyber security awareness

ESET, a global IT security solutions firm with over 110 million users in 202 countries and territories is drawing your attention to the changing trends in the use of technology, where most Kenyans are always online. ESET’s Brand Ambassador Dr. Bright Gameli Mawudor, the Founder of the Cyber Security collective Africahackon,  while holding a media deliberations meeting  recently in Nairobi said devices such as personal mobile phones, tablets and laptops said they have inevitably found themselves connected to company networks through WIFI internet connections. He also said what many do…

TECNO SPARK 4 is back with its unprecedented big screen 

Global premier mobile phone brand TECNO Mobile (www.TECNO-Mobile.com) lately launched new smartphones TECNO SPARK 4, with AI Bright Camera. TECNO SPARK 4 is coming back with its unprecedented big screen and with 13MP AI Triple Rear Camera for its outstanding shooting performances. Already touted as an “immersive screen smartphone”, it is no surprise that TECNO SPARK 4 takes unprecedented step of adopting 6.52″ Dot Notch Screen, giving the users the true super full view experience. With 90% perfect screen ratio and high resolution, the world explored through TECNO SPARK 4…

New logistics App connecting shippers and transporters Launched

From Left Gordon Okitte COO tai+,  Rait Raal CEO and Chumari Wachaga Chief Technology Officer take a selfie after launching tai+ mobile App in the market. The App is expected to disrupt the digital space by creating an opportunity for the logistics industry to address perennial cargo transportation challenges such as real time information sharing, need for return cargo, demand for transport services as well as provide regular cargo. TAI+, an Estonian based mobile App that enables truckers to connect cargo shippers directly in real time has been unveiled in Kenya. The App…

Delays in Processing Construction Permits is Hurting the Economy

By Dennis Murutu The Architectural Association of Kenya (AAK) and the Kenya Private Developers Association (KPDA) say the E-Construction Permit systems has not been working as expected in various counties adversely affecting projects in the building and construction sector. Speaking during a press conference Monday to address the downtime issue on the electronic permitting systems in Kenya, the associations says they have been following this matter closely and keenly to no avail. They noted in May this year, the Nairobi County system started experiencing hitches and eventually collapsed when the…

Taxpayers lose Ksh 100 million yearly to rogue connection – Ketraco.

The country is losing over Sh100 million every year to unscrupulous business people  who are conducting illegal  power connections to unsuspecting Kenyans. And the amount could be even much higher according to Ketraco Managing Director Fernandez Barasa who says if all cases are reported, the losses will be worse. “We have reported over 100 cases of rogue power connection and vandalism in the last six month,” Barasa said Barasa who spoke to Journalists in Nairobi said the ever skyrocketing cases of rogue connections and vandalism has prompted the management to…

Winning the Battle Against Fake News

Fake news seems to be a perpetually hot topic. Some say that winning the war against it is a losing battle, and thanks to the internet, its scale, the geopolitical agendas, unlimited funding, and leadership failure, misinformation seems impossible to contain. However, we can easily fight fake news. The best part, in fact, is that fake news is that it’s verifiably false. There are simply no facts to back it up. Also, because it has a purpose, the information can be disputed ideally that it aims to promote a specific…

Aspira ink deal with Xiaomi Mi Home, to enable customers enjoy flexible payment plan

Aspira, a product-financing service provider that enables Kenyans to live their best life by buying products now and paying for them in monthly installments of 6, 9 and 12 months has partnered with Xiaomi Mi Home to offer Kenyans the opportunity to enjoy cutting edge mobile devices through an affordable financial offering. As the demand for affordable mobile devices continues to rev across the country, the partnership will take the shopping experience to the next level, by enabling shoppers to enjoy a flexible payment plan. Speaking during the launch of…