Today, Safaricom has announced the launch of 5G technology trials for its customers In Kenya. This trial makes Safaricom the first operator to offer 5G services in the region, and the third telecom operator in Africa, after Vodacom and MTN unveiled their 5G networks in South Africa last year.
MPesa, the mobile money service, has been an African product for 13 years. But it has not necessarily been run under African management. That is set to change. This week, Safaricom and Vodacom acquired the intellectual property rights to the MPesa brand from Vodafone. Through a joint venture deal, both companies now have “full control […]
Africa added 50 million new mobile money accounts in 2019 as the number of registered accounts globally surpassed the 1 billion mark for the first time. East Africa, home to Safaricom’s MPesa, remains number 1 in the world in terms of transaction volume and value, according to the GSMA State of the Industry Report on […]
For the next 90 days, person-to person mobile money transactions below Ksh. 1,000 ($9.67) on MPesa, the mobile money service owned by Safaricom, will incur no costs to Kenyan customers. It is Safaricom’s response to a demand by the Kenyan government for companies to incentivise online transfers in the wake of COVID-19, the novel coronavirus […]
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