Safaricom becomes Ethiopia’s first private network operator

Safaricom has launched in Ethiopia to become the country’s first private operator. Ethiopia is currently dominated by state-owned Ethio Telecom, which caters to the continent’s second most populous country of 118 million citizens.  The Kenyan Safaricom has now switched on its network and services in Addis Ababa, the country’s capital, after pilots in 10 cities. […]

Safaricom gets green light for broadcast channels

Kenya’s Communications Authority has approved local telecom provider Safaricom’s application for licences to broadcast four TV channels, allowing the operator to create its own content for the IPTV service it launched in May, according to local reports. Safaricom’s broadcast licences will enable it to distribute content both over-the-air and online, as well as to compete […]

Safaricom moves into TV space with mobile broadband STB

Kenyan mobile operator Safaricom is moving into the TV market with the launch of a mobile broadband-connected set-top box. Announcing the move, Safaricom said it is targeting the “largely untapped home market” with the launch of a hybrid data solution that will allow subscribers to view TV content and share data connectivity. The BigBox DVB-T2 […]