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South African communications company enters Kenya's crowded market

By Ben Kinyanjui


Dr Tonny githuku to head operations of the compny in KenyaDr Tonny githuku to head operations of the compny in KenyaSouth African ICT Company, Business Connexion has ventured into the Kenyan market promising to strengthen its ICT offerings and its presence.

The company has also appointed Dr Tony Githuku to spearheads the operations in a country that is slowly emerging as a major ICT hub in the region.

Telkom Kenya to retain calling rate despite rising inflation and weakening shilling

By Today Financial News Reporter

Integrated telecommunications services provider Telkom Kenya has confirmed that it will maintain its existing local calling rates at Sh2 for on net calls and Sh4 for off net calls.Calling rates are going up again after a sharp drop last yearCalling rates are going up again after a sharp drop last year

Telkom Kenya CEO Mickael Ghossein in a press statement also announced that its promotion dubbed Usinyamaze revamped is now a permanent tariff that will enable Orange mobile customers to continue to make free on net calls between 10 am to 5 pm as well as calls at Sh1 from 5 pm to 10 am, for a monthly flat rate of Sh100.

Internet use increases but low local content and slow speeds pose challenges



By Ben Kinyanjui

Low local content and high costs of connectivity is still a big hindrance to the expansion of internet services in the country, a new survey on internet use has revealed.

Internet use is on the rise but local content is lackingInternet use is on the rise but local content is lacking

The study by TNS Research International however says internet use is on the increase though its use is motivated mainly by work related activities as opposed to leisure. The work place computer is the main place to access the internet.

According to The digital life of Kenyans survey 2010, 89 per cent wished for more local content with 71 per cent confirming that they spent most of the time on-line visiting foreign sites.

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