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Jun 19, 2024 at 07:12AM
Electric motorbike development and deployment in Africa is set to get a significant boost after BYD, and Kigali-based EV energy tech company, Ampersand, signed a landmark agreement on Tuesday. The two companies have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to collaborate on the decarbonisation of Africa’s commercial motorbike transport system. As its primary supplier, Ampersand will … The post BYD and Ampersand to collaborate on electric motorcycles in Africa appeared first on TechTrendsKE.
Jun 19, 2024 at 06:48AM
Communication around the world has been a tale of change, a change that has never stopped unfolding. Since the days of using messengers, drums, and smoke signals, then came landlines, and now mobile phones, the world of communication continues to amaze each passing day. The first telephone network arrived in Kenya in 1908 and had … The post The Evolution of Mobile Phone Technology appeared first on TechTrendsKE.
Jun 17, 2024 at 07:50PM
ICP Hub Kenya has partnered with crypto payments startup Kotani Pay as part of the Olympus Accelerator Programme. This strategic collaboration marks a significant milestone for both organizations as they join forces to leverage their unique strengths and resources to drive the adoption of blockchain technology and empower aspiring and existing Web3 developers in East … The post ICP Hub Kenya, Kotani Pay Partner for Olympus Accelerator Programme appeared first on TechTrendsKE.
Jun 17, 2024 at 02:59PM
Airtel Africa has announced the successful activation of the 2Africa submarine cable system, connecting Kenya, Tanzania, and South Africa,  The 2Africa cable system is one of the largest subsea projects globally, designed to interconnect Africa, Europe, and Asia.  This activation is part of a broader initiative to deliver faster and more resilient internet services, supporting … The post Airtel Africa activates 2Africa subsea cable connecting Kenya, Tanzania and South Africa appeared first on TechTrendsKE.
Jun 17, 2024 at 02:09PM
Africa Data Centres secured approximately $108.9 million in funding to expand its data centre capacity and meet the growing demand for cloud computing services in South Africa.  This funding was facilitated through a bespoke financing solution arranged by RMB.  “This funding is a significant milestone in the growth of Africa Data Centres,” said Hardy Pemhiwa, … The post Africa Data Centres secures $108.9m to expand its capacity in South Africa appeared first on TechTrendsKE.
Jun 17, 2024 at 09:26AM
Farada Group, a Polish manufacturer of Drones is set to establish a drone manufacturing company in Kenya. Adam Cudny, Farada Group Chairman said the drone plant will be established at the  Konza Technopolis and will serve Kenya and the whole of Africa. Speaking during the company’s display and demonstration of its drones to various potential … The post Polish firm to establish drone plant at Konza appeared first on TechTrendsKE.
Jun 17, 2024 at 08:56AM
Esther Kimani has been named winner of Africa’s biggest engineering prize, the Royal Academy of Engineering’s Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation. Her early crop pest and disease detection device was selected as the winning innovation for its ability to swiftly detect and identify agricultural pests and diseases, reducing crop losses for smallholder farmers by up … The post Kenyan woman wins KSh 8.3 million Prize for Engineering Innovation award appeared first on TechTrendsKE.
Jun 14, 2024 at 07:45PM
Kenya’s leading betting company Odibets on Friday, June 14, launched the Omoka na Euro promax where punters have an opportunity to win smartphones and motorbikes. Customers will have the opportunity to win Ksh1,000,000 million, 20 motorcycles (nduthis) and over 40 smartphones in the promotion. To join the promotion, customers will be required to place a … The post How you can win Nduthis and Smartphones on the Odibets platform appeared first on TechTrendsKE.
Jun 14, 2024 at 10:40AM
The Kenyan government has allocated Ksh.16.3 billion to support initiatives in the Information, Communication and Technology (ICT) sector in the 2024/2025 Budget. This was revealed by Kenya’s National Treasury CS Njuguna Ndung’u while reading the Budget in Parliament on Thursday. The allocation is set to finance several government projects under the ICT Ministry and includes Ksh.1.1 … The post Kenya budgets Ksh.16.3bn for ICT projects in FY24/25 appeared first on TechTrendsKE.
Jun 14, 2024 at 07:20AM
In today’s fast-paced world, businesses strive to maintain effective communication with their customers. SMS APIs play a pivotal role in achieving this by facilitating swift and reliable messaging services. These tools not only enhance customer engagement but also integrate seamlessly with existing business systems. This blog explores the essence of SMS APIs, their benefits, integration … The post SMS API: Streamline Your Messaging Strategy Today appeared first on TechTrendsKE.
Jun 13, 2024 at 05:24PM
Indonesian tech company Aeroterra & Eldera Matadata Presisi has been selected to execute a pilot project that will assess the value of Kenya’s carbon credit assets. The project’s lead sponsors Banyan Investment Banking & Hedge Fund, a Connecticut-based digital bank, and Quantum Metal Group, announced that they had appointed Indonesia’s Aeroterra & Eldera Matadata Presisi as the technology partner due to … The post Kenya to Pilot Indonesian Carbon Data Project appeared first on TechTrendsKE.
Jun 13, 2024 at 04:45PM
The Government has revealed plans to allocate a further Ksh.5 billion to the Hustler Fund. The digital financial initiative was launched by President William Ruto in 2022 to provide loans to small businesses in the country that have always struggled to access financing from local banks.  “In transformation of SMEs’ the government allocates Ksh. 5 … The post #Budget2024KE: Government to allocate a further Ksh.5 billion to the Hustler Fund appeared first on TechTrendsKE.
Jun 13, 2024 at 04:17PM
Global technology company Epson is consistently involved in promoting e-Learning in schools by offering cutting-edge technology that makes classrooms more interactive and engaging. Mukesh Bector, the company’s Regional Head for East and West Africa, explains this is because Epson projectors and printers are tailored to support lively and engaging educational environments. These tools provide bright … The post [Interview] How Epson is Revolutionizing Learning through Powerful Interactive Classrooms appeared first on TechTrendsKE.
Jun 13, 2024 at 02:59PM
Wabo Majavu is the Executive Strategy and Business Operations at Africa Data Centres. Based in South Africa, Wabo is a leader and tech enthusiast passionate about: Girls in Tech, Energy and Sustainability and the Transformation of leaders in a digital era.  In this interview, she talks about how local innovation and accelerated economic growth for … The post [Interview] Africa Data Centres’ Wabo Majavu on local innovation the state of data centres in Africa appeared first on TechTrendsKE.
Jun 13, 2024 at 01:58PM
OPPO has unveiled its commitment to making AI phones accessible to everyone, announcing that it will be bringing Generative AI features to 50 million users by the end of this year.  Further to this, OPPO also shared a glimpse of the smarter and more convenient life set to arrive via AI phones with industry partners … The post OPPO to bring Generative AI features to about 50 million users by 2024 appeared first on TechTrendsKE.
Jun 13, 2024 at 01:42PM
Epson is pioneering the integration of cutting-edge technology in educational settings, emphasizing its commitment to enhancing e-learning through innovative teaching tools. Their latest range of advanced projectors and printing solutions are tailored to meet the dynamic needs of modern classrooms, offering vibrant, clear projections that captivate students and foster a more engaging learning environment. Epson’s … The post Epson Revolutionizes Classrooms with Advanced Tech Solutions for Education appeared first on TechTrendsKE.
Jun 13, 2024 at 12:24PM
All customers on Kenya Power’s prepaid meters (token meters) will now be required to update their meters to enable them to continue enjoying access to electricity. Kenya Power says the update is part of an ongoing global exercise that targets all prepaid meters that use the Standard Transfer Specification (STS)- a universal method to transfer … The post How to update your Kenya Power prepaid meter tokens appeared first on TechTrendsKE.
Jun 13, 2024 at 11:42AM
There is no doubt that television has been a cornerstone in the evolution of global communication, serving as a powerful medium that transcends borders and cultures. Its ability to disseminate information, entertain, and influence public opinion has made it an integral part of the modern world. The first televised images were transmitted in black and … The post The Evolution of Television: A Journey Through the Test of Time appeared first on TechTrendsKE.
Jun 13, 2024 at 10:44AM
Airtel Kenya has announced a significant expansion of its 5G network in Kenya. At a media breakfast on Tuesday, the telco announced that it has now doubled its 5G footprint with the network now accessible in 39 counties and 285 wards across the country up from 16 counties and 180 wards in July 2023. At … The post Airtel doubles its 5G network footprint in Kenya appeared first on TechTrendsKE.
Jun 12, 2024 at 01:18PM
Remittances comprise a significant portion of African Gross Domestic Product (GDP), with the total value of remittances across the continent reaching nearly $100 billion in 2022 − $20 billion of which was intra-African flows. Despite the importance of remittances to the African economy, the cost of sending money to the continent remains very high. The … The post Investment bank predicts Africa’s remittance market will reach $500bn by 2025 appeared first on TechTrendsKE.
Jun 12, 2024 at 10:31AM
NTT DATA has announced the appointment of Thembeka Ngugi as the company’s Head of Marketing and Demand Generation for NTT DATA Middle East and Africa. The company said in a statement that the move aims to continue the acceleration of its business growth in Africa and the Middle East. Thembeka joins NTT DATA after almost … The post NTT Data taps ex-visa director as head of marketing and demand generation appeared first on TechTrendsKE.
Jun 12, 2024 at 07:45AM
Airtel Kenya has launched new Unlimited Home Broadband 5G Data Plans for its customers. Tailored to meet the diverse needs of consumers in their homes and businesses alike, these innovative plans will provide a seamless experience, revolutionising the way Kenyans connect in the digital age. The Unlimited plans are structured across three tiers: 10 Mbps … The post Airtel Kenya unveils unlimited 5G home data plans appeared first on TechTrendsKE.
Jun 11, 2024 at 10:26AM
Selling CS2 skins for real money can be rewarding, but it requires careful planning and attention to detail. By conducting thorough market research, choosing the right platform, ensuring skins are tradable, presenting them attractively, prioritising security, understanding fees and taxes, and maintaining good customer service, you can enhance your selling experience and sell cs2 skins … The post Things to Consider While Selling CS2 skins Instantly appeared first on TechTrendsKE.
Jun 10, 2024 at 04:10PM
Blockchain ecosystem and cryptocurrency infrastructure provider Binance has crossed 200 million registered users worldwide. Binance said in a statement on Monday that the milestone signals the optimistic momentum of global cryptocurrency adoption. “We are deeply honored and humbled to have welcomed 200 million registered users and counting on Binance. This achievement is an embodiment of … The post Binance crosses 200 million registered users worldwide appeared first on TechTrendsKE.
Jun 10, 2024 at 02:24PM
Airtel Africa has appointed Network International (Network) a leading enabler of digital commerce across the Middle East and Africa (MEA), as its payment processor. This collaboration is set to drive Airtel’s continued provision of cutting-edge mobile services across the continent and beyond. By partnering with Network International, Airtel Africa will be well equipped to navigate … The post Airtel Africa taps Network International for payments processing appeared first on TechTrendsKE.
Jun 10, 2024 at 12:40PM
We’re one month away from the next Samsung Galaxy Unpacked event. The most recent event was on January 17, 2024, where we saw Samsung showcase the new Galaxy S series phones. The next Unpacked is now happening on July 10, 2024. There’s a lot to expect from the event – we will be seeing Samsung … The post Samsung’s next Unpacked event is happening on July 10 appeared first on TechTrendsKE.
Jun 10, 2024 at 11:41AM
We are at the beginning of the most exciting, and probably one of the most historic moments in technology. The era of mobile AI is here – which for Samsung opened up by the introduction of Galaxy AI features on the Galaxy S24 series, our first AI phone. Revolutionizing Mobile Experiences with a Hybrid AI … The post Won-joon Choi: Human-centric, Hybrid AI Opens Up New Possibilities appeared first on TechTrendsKE.
Jun 10, 2024 at 11:25AM
Standard Chartered Bank recently launched a short-term lending mobile app for its clients.  Known as SC Juza, the bank says the app aspires to meet the growing demand for short-term unsecured loans that are easily disbursed through mobile wallets. Standard Chartered now joins other Kenyan banks including KCB, ABSA, Equity Bank and NCBA looking to … The post Unpacking SC Juza: Standard Chartered’s new mobile lending app appeared first on TechTrendsKE.
Jun 10, 2024 at 08:00AM
Vertiv has announced a new portfolio of high-density data centre infrastructure solutions to support the higher power and cooling requirements of AI. Now available across Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA), Vertiv™ 360AI is designed to accelerate AI deployments of any scale, with designs ranging from rack solutions for test pilots and Edge AI, to full … The post Vertiv unveils end-to-end AI power and cooling solutions for data centres in EMEA appeared first on TechTrendsKE.
Jun 07, 2024 at 01:51PM
Airtel Premier Plans: Airtel Kenya has new plans to take on Safaricom’s Postpaid services. The telco says these plans have the solution with its Premier plans, designed to give you the ultimate freedom and convenience. Through its  ‘My Plan, Chaguo Langu’ platform Airtel Kenya is offering customers an all-in-one solution tailored for heavy users including … The post Airtel Premier Plans and Their Prices appeared first on TechTrendsKE.
Jun 07, 2024 at 11:33AM
As the urgency to combat climate change escalates, technology companies are uniquely positioned to drive environmental sustainability. Samsung, a global tech giant, exemplifies this potential through its innovative approaches and commitment to greener practices. By leveraging cutting-edge technology, Samsung is not only transforming the way we live but also paving the way for a more … The post Anthony Hutia: Leveraging technology for a greener world appeared first on TechTrendsKE.
Jun 07, 2024 at 11:29AM
Fredrick Kitunga is the Chief Information and Data Officer at Kenya Airways.  As a business technology leader, he oversees people, processes, and technologies within the Kenya Airways Technology organisation to deliver outcomes that support the business goals.  Frederick is also responsible for the digital transformation strategy as a core pillar for enabling business operational efficiency and effectiveness. … The post [Interview] Kenya Airways Chief Information Officer on how the airline is embracing innovation appeared first on TechTrendsKE.
Jun 06, 2024 at 05:42PM
Microsoft has announced new tools to help make building AI solutions easier. With Build with AI, held within the Microsoft for Startups Founders Hub, founders gain access to flexible templates designed to accelerate the creation and deployment of AI solutions.   The new templates allow founders to quickly create and launch AI solutions by allowing them … The post Microsoft launches Build with AI to ease use of AI for startup founders appeared first on TechTrendsKE.
Jun 06, 2024 at 10:30AM
Cybercriminals traditionally operate in the shadows of the Darknet and prefer to avoid the spotlight to ensure the success of their campaigns that rely on stealth. However, in the face of the exponential growth of ransomware in recent years, the cyber threat landscape has undergone a radical transformation, to the point that some groups that … The post Chester Wisniewski: Ransomware Gangs and The Media: Between Control and Mistrust appeared first on TechTrendsKE.
Jun 06, 2024 at 08:25AM
Microsoft has opened applications for the 2025 Microsoft Imagine Cup competition targeting students from across the world.  Going into its 23rd year, the competition offers students the opportunity to develop technological solutions to address local and global challenges.  Participating in the competition opens students to new opportunities including gaining skills, connecting with like-minded individuals, access … The post Applications for the Microsoft 2025 Imagine Cup Competition Open appeared first on TechTrendsKE.
Jun 05, 2024 at 12:43PM
Kenya’s Dennis Ombachi, known as @theroamingchef is among the 50 creators from across the world selected for TikTok Change Makers Program.  This program marks the platform’s first-ever global social impact creator elevation initiative, spotlighting creators and non-profits who drive meaningful change in their communities through TikTok. It aims to showcase the diverse voices and strength … The post Dennis Ombachi wins $25,000 grant from TikTok appeared first on TechTrendsKE.
Jun 05, 2024 at 11:29AM
Microsoft, through its Africa Development Centre (ADC) in Kenya, has announced plans to train 100 students in cybersecurity across Kenya.  The training will be done in partnership with Cyber Shujaa, a youth-focused program delivered by a consortium of 3 partner organizations: Serianu Limited, United States International University-Africa (USIU-Africa) and Kenya Bankers Association (KBA). The training … The post Microsoft and Cyber Shujaa to train 100 cybersecurity professionals in Kenya appeared first on TechTrendsKE.
Jun 05, 2024 at 10:29AM
Radisson Blu Hotel, Nairobi Upper Hill, has introduced 12 new electric vehicles as part of its efforts to advance sustainability within the hospitality industry.  The hotel has partnered with Humming Bird Transport (HBT), a leading transport service company specializing in guest mobility services for the provision of the vehicles.  Radisson Blu Hotel said in a … The post Radisson Blu Hotel Upper Hill Introduces Electric Vehicle For Guest Transfers appeared first on TechTrendsKE.
Jun 05, 2024 at 09:15AM
Google for Startups has announced 24 startups selected for the 2024 cohort of the Growth Academy: AI for Health program. The program is designed to support high-potential startups across Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) that are leveraging artificial intelligence (AI) to revolutionise healthcare and medical research. Among the selected startups are Kenya’s Thalia … The post Two Kenyan startups selected for the Google for Startups Growth Academy: AI for Health Program appeared first on TechTrendsKE.
Jun 05, 2024 at 09:02AM
The world is celebrating World Environment Day on Wednesday, 5th June, a day set aside by the United Nations to encourage awareness and action for the projection of the environment. This year’s World Environment Day campaign focuses on land restoration, desertification and drought resilience under the slogan “Our land. Our future. We are #GenerationRestoration.” Responding … The post NCBA sets an ambitious plan to plant 10M trees, pushes for EV adoption appeared first on TechTrendsKE.
Jun 04, 2024 at 04:50PM
NCBA Bank has today signed an asset financing partnership with Inchcape Kenya to provide exclusive financing options for premium vehicles including Changan, BMW, Jaguar, and Land Rover vehicles. Under this initiative, NCBA will offer financing solutions for both new and pre-owned vehicles. The financing options include up to 90% of their value for new vehicles … The post NCBA Bank inks asset financing deal with Inchcape appeared first on TechTrendsKE.

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