Safaricom

Video: Michael Joseph on his decade as Safaricom CEO

Moses Kemibaro made an amazing video of Safaricom’s departing CEO, Michael Joseph, who spoke for about 2 hours at iHub on his wildly successful and "peculiar" decade at the helm of Safaricom, Kenya’s leading mobile network.

3 Reasons Why the Kenyan Mobile Tariff Price War Matters to ICT Companies

Kenyan consumers are rightly excited that the mobile phone company Zain, now owned by Bharti Airtel, has kicked off a price war with just announced unprecedented low and permanent new tariffs of Kes. 3.00 to call and Kes. 1.00 per SMS message to any mobile network in Kenya. This huge price reduction caused such a storm of traffic on Zain's network, they actually had connectivity problems with other mobile phone companies.

ICT Companies Cashing in on Electronic Voting Initiatives

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Regardless of their political affiliations, ICT firms should be pushing electronic voter registration and voting in every country of Africa. Why? Not only does it increase participation in the elections process, and make it more transparent, it also makes great business sense.

Safaricom's M-Pesa to Transfer 20% of Kenya's GDP in 2010

This is the bombshell that Erik Hersman tweeted about Safaricom's mPayment system, M-Pesa. Read it and then stop to think a minute about what that means for Kenya:

If one company moves 20% of country's GDP, and that company is not even a bank, just want does that tell you about the rise of mobile phone operators in Africa? Here are three thoughts that leap out at me:

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Safaricom's M-Pesa to Transfer 20% of Kenya's GDP in 2010

This is the bombshell that Erik Hersman tweeted about Safaricom's mPayment system, M-Pesa. Read it and then stop to think a minute about what that means for Kenya:

If one company moves 20% of country's GDP, and that company is not even a bank, just want does that tell you about the rise of mobile phone operators in Africa? Here are three thoughts that leap out at me:

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The 3 Reasons Why Kenya is Beating Nigeria in Internet Business Opportunities

I was IM'ing with Possicon this weekend about the difference between online business opportunities in Nigeria and Kenya. We both agreed that Nigeria could and should be beating Kenya in Internet businesses, but its not.

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Both Kenya and Nigeria have many problems. But I think there are 3 main reasons why Kenya is pulling ahead of Nigeria, even though its a much smaller country:
1. Safaricom

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