Safaricom Introduces Advanced Cloud Services for Businesses

Safaricom, one of Kenya’s leading mobile network operator revamped its in-country cloud computing platform and services, to help businesses and organisations digitise their operations offer flexibility and resilience to an ever changing environment. Powered by VMware The new cloud services, hosted in Data centres in Nairobi and Kisumu are powered by VMware technologies. The additional...

Safaricom gears up for satellite data services

Safaricom is set to launch satellite Internet services at a time when Elon Musk’s Starlink is also preparing to go live with a similar offering in Kenya. Satellite Internet connections have the potential to shake up traditional telecoms services, which are based on infrastructure that has left many areas without coverage, especially rural parts of...

Safaricom plans to set up two venture capital subsidiaries to invest in tech start-ups in Kenya

 Safaricom had already launched an investment fund in 2014 called Spark Venture Fund. The fund initially invested $1 million in six Kenyan mobile tech start-ups. He received an additional $5 million in 2020 to invest in other start-ups. Kenyan telecommunications company Safaricom plans to set up two venture capital firms to invest in early-stage and growth-stage Kenyan...

Kenya: Safaricom partners with Jamii Telecom and Chinese TeleOne for its low-cost smartphone manufacturing plant

 The Kenyan government wants to accelerate the adoption of smartphones in the country in line with its digital transformation ambitions. According to the regulator, smartphones represent only 46.9% of the 63.3 million mobile phones connected to the national telecom network. Kenyan telecommunications firm Safaricom has teamed up with rival Jamii Telecommunications and Chinese firm Shenzhen TeleOne...

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