Kenya’s mobile network operators Telkom, Safaricom, and Airtel have integrated their mobile money service platforms, allowing Kenyans to make mobile money payments to a Lipa Na M-PESA Buy Goods Till, from any of the three networks.
The service called interoperability, will exclusively be applicable to Lipa
Safaricom is continuing to grow its customer base after it announced to include rival networks, Airtel, and Telkom in its Lipa Na M-Pesa cashless payment service.
Telkom and Airtel subscribers will be able to pay for goods and services through Lipa Na M-Pesa.
The shift is aimed
Airtel Kenya and Telkom-Kenya, which recently attempted a merger to strengthen their financial position, are set to get further loans from international financiers to bolster their financial muscles.
Airtel has already inked a deal with the International Finance Corporation (IFC) for a Ksh.17.15 billion investment, an
Data from the Communications Authority of Kenya (CA) indicates the value of mobile money transfers among Kenyans was valued at Ksh.1.1 trillion in two months to December 2021, a 4 percent increase from the previous quarter
Mobile money deposits over the same period rose to Ksh.1.25
Airtel Kenya entered a pact with the Communications Authority of Kenya (CA) on Monday in respect of its operating and spectrum services.
The wireless carrier and mobile money operator obtained the regulator’s assent to replace its temporary licence with a 10-year frequency permit for 2×10 of
Airtel Money has partnered with World Remit to allow Airtel
customers to receive money from 129 countries, free of charge.
Through this partnership, Airtel Money customers will be
able to receive funds directly into their wallets and transact through sending
or withdrawing money, paying bills or using the
Airtel Kenya services have been reportedly
restored after an outage on Wednesday that affected calls and SMS services.
mobile telco had cited technical challenges as the reason behind the outage.
can now make calls and send messages. We apologize for any inconvenience
caused,” the company said in a statement.
Giant telco Safaricom has re-asserted itself as the supreme
operator outpacing arch rival Airtel in growing its customer base between April
and June 2019.
The disclosure contained in the Communications Authority
(CA) quarterly statistical bulletin on gross customer subscriptions ends
Safaricom’s bleeding of its gigantic market share to rival Airtel