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  • Kenya’s leading telcos have signed a landmark deal that will propel the mobile money space in the country
  • Telkom, Safaricom, and Airtel announced that Kenyans can now make direct mobile money payments to an M-PESA Pay Bill number from any network
  • The companies said the move follows their announcement in April 2022, which saw Kenyans being able to make mobile money payments to M-PESA Buy Goods and Services Tills from any network

Kenya’s leading telcos have signed a landmark deal that will propel the mobile money space in the country.

On Friday, July 15, 2022, Telkom, Safaricom, and Airtel signed a deal to allow Kenyans to make direct mobile money payments to an M-PESA Pay Bill number from any network.

In a statement, the telecommunications companies said the move follows their announcement in April 2022, which saw Kenyans being able to make mobile money payments to M-PESA Buy Goods and …

  • Telkom Kenya has connected nine more counties to its countrywide Mobile 4G/LTE Network
  • The technology company said it had completed the Coast and Lower Eastern phase of its network expansion plans
  • Telkom Kenya has added Mombasa, Kilifi, Kwale, Lamu, and Taita/Taveta, and Makueni, Machakos, Kitui, and Kajiado Counties to its Mobile 4G/LTE Network

Telkom Kenya has connected nine more counties to its countrywide Mobile 4G/LTE Network, The Exchange Africa has learned.

On Tuesday, June 12, 2022, the technology company said it had completed the Coast and Lower Eastern phase of its network expansion plans.

The company said it has added Mombasa, Kilifi, Kwale, Lamu, and Taita/Taveta, and Makueni, Machakos, Kitui, and Kajiado Counties to its Mobile 4G/LTE Network. As such, the firm has erected an additional 224 4G sites in the area.

According to the telco, the expansion is part of plans that Telkom Kenya, along with its partners, Ericsson, …

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.…

The battle for Kenya’s telecommunication industry market share has intensified with the planned merger of Telkom Kenya and Airtel Kenya, the subsidiary of Indian telecom giant Bharti Airtel.

On February 8, 2019, the two telcos announced the signing of a binding agreement to combine their respective Mobile, Enterprise and Carrier Services businesses in Kenya into Airtel, which will see them trade as Airtel-Telkom.

The merger has however faced opposition from former employees of Airtel. It has also faced headwinds in getting approval from regulators with both Communication Authority of Kenya (CA) and the Competition Authority of Kenya (CAK) remaining adamant in giving a green light.

The regulators have pegged their decision on ongoing investigations in past dealings at Telkom by the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Agency (EACC).

The anti-corruption body is investigating how the National Treasury surrendered part of Telkom Kenya ownership to French multinational—Orange, which later offloaded its stake to …