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Telkom And Lipa Later Partner To Offer Product Financing For Smartphones

According to the most recent data provided by Dalberg, a vast majority of Kenyans rely on digital services for their businesses and livelihoods. And there is significant room for expansion and deeper engagement in the sector. Kenyans depend on digital tools and services to increase their income.

The quarterly sector statistics compiled by the Communication Authority of Kenya (CA) for the quarter ending September 2021, Kenya has over 26 million smartphone devices out of a total of 59 million mobile phone devices connected to mobile networks in the country. This results in a penetration level of 53.4 per cent.

As stated by Mugo Kibati, the Chief Executive Officer of Telkom, the cooperation aligns with Telkom’s aim of enabling its consumers to gain access to mobile and broadband services.…

Despite the world being more digitally connected than ever before, women are still being left behind.

This is according to a new study which reveals that women are 8 percent less likely than men to own a mobile phone, 15 percent less likely to use mobile internet, and 33 percent less likely to use mobile money in low and middle-income countries across the world.

The data is revealed in the fourth annual GSMA Mobile Gender Gap report, which reveals that these significant gender gaps are preventing women from reaping the full benefits of mobile technology.

The study indicates that closing the mobile gender gap is critically important and can deliver significant socio-economic benefits to understand women, their communities, and the economy.

It estimates that closing the gender gap in access and use could generate a revenue increase for the mobile industry of 12 to 37 percent in a typical low …