Safaricom is one of the leading integrated communications companies in Africa with over 17 million subscribers. The company reported Sh18.36 billion ($216 million) pretax profit for the financial year ending March 31st 2011. Safaricom provides a comprehensive range of services under one roof: mobile and fixed voice and data services on a variety of platforms.
Safaricom has made heavy investments in broadband capacity giving us a foothold in undersea cable, satellite, metro and trunk cable connectivity.
It also has the widest 3G network and the most expansive WIMAX presence in Kenya. The result of this has been that over 92% of Kenyans who use the Internet regularly, access the Internet through the Safaricom network/Infrastructure. We are currently testing the Long Term Evolution (LTE) 4G technology.
Safaricom also pioneered commercial mobile money transfer globally through M-PESA, the most successful such service anywhere in the world. And thanks to the early April 2011 partnership with Western Union, M-PESA’s 14.2 million subscribers can now receive international money transfers from 45 countries and territories worldwide, making the partnership the largest deal of its kind in the world. M-PESA customers have over 28,000 points of contact to transact from.
Safaricom is listed on the Nairobi Stock Exchange and trades on the telecommunications and technology segment.
Dealfish exists to make your life easier! In today’s super busy world, Dealfish is the one place where you can buy or sell almost anything easily and conveniently on the Internet. Dealfish is 100% free for all buyers and sellers, whether they are businesses or individuals. Dealfish works on mobile phones and computers making it accessible to everyone in Kenya. As of this writing, Dealfish is one of the leading web sites in Kenya with thousands of active listings to-date, and growing. Visit www.dealfish.co.ke to find out more and start winning!
The Kenya ICT Board was established by HE President Mwai Kibaki, as a state corporation under the State Corporations Act Cap. 446 on 19th February 2007.
The Kenya ICT Board’s mission is to champion and actively enable Kenya to adopt and exploit ICT, through promotion of partnerships, investments and infrastructure growth for socio economic enrichment.
Its vision is that Kenya becomes a top ten global ICT hub by 2030.
The Kenya ICT Board mandate is to:
- Market: Positioning and promoting Kenya as an ICT destination (locally and internationally), especially promoting Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) and Offshoring.
- Advise: Advise the government on all relevant matters pertaining to the development and promotion of ICT industries in the country
- Build Capacity: Providing government and other stakeholders with skills, capacity and funding for anchor implementation of ICT projects for development.
- Manage Projects: Coordinating, directing and implementing anchor ICT projects within Government.
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ICT Consultants is a fast growing information technology company operating in Kenya and has a clientele base in almost all industries. We are an established on-line business company specializing in web design, webhosting, domain registration, Bulk Email Marketing, Bulk SMS solutions, Computer Supplies, Internet Marketing, Search Engine Optimization (SEO) and Software Development.
Our Vision is “To provide competitive, practical and affordable IT Based Solutions that seamlessly integrates with business processes”.
Started in 1996 and based in Nairobi, Kenya, Capital FM now caters to Mombasa & the
Coastal region, Eastern and Western Kenya, as well as the international community,
via its website. While several other FM stations catering to all tastes have continued to
appear, 98.4 Capital FM has maintained its popularity – especially among the middle-
class and upper-class markets.
Capital FM has spread its digital media footprint, which is why it says “from Kogelo
to Kansas, you can listen live to Capital FM”. For over 10 years now, Capital FM has
also been offering live streaming of its radio broadcasts to Kenyans and to the world,
making it a truly global station.
Seeing the power of the Internet as a communication medium, Capital FM launched its
Digital Media division. Today its website www.capitalFM.co.ke – receives over 1 million
visitors with over 15 million page views a month. Visitors from across 100 different
countries – with the majority from Kenya (67%), USA, UK, South Africa, Germany,
Canada, Uganda, and even as far as Brazil and Australia – enjoy the Capital FM
THINGS YOU DIDN’T KNOW ABOUT CAPITAL FM
- Capital FM was the first radio station in East Africa to offer online radio
- Capital FM’s website news is updated on the minute.
- Capital FM now plays Gospel Music from 6am – 10am on Sunday
- Capital FM has presenters around the clock delighting audiences
- Capital FM was the first station to introduce neo soul to the market.
- The brand was the first radio station to discover, develop and nurture radio DJ
- talent in Kenya.
- Capital was the first media house – and only radio station – to host an Idols-
- based competition searching for raw local radio talent in Kenya.
- Capital FM was the first ever Kenyan station to play rock music, earning it the
- title “the home – and only home – of the best rock music”
Ushahidi, Inc. is a non-profit software company that develops free and open source software for information collection, visualization and interactive mapping.
Ushahidi (Swahili for “testimony” or “witness”) created a website (http://legacy.ushahidi.com) in the aftermath of Kenya’s disputed 2007 presidential election (see 2007–2008 Kenyan crisis) that collected eyewitness reports of violence sent in by email and text-message and placed them on a Google map
The organization uses the concept of crowdsourcing for social activism and public accountability, serving as an initial model for what has been coined as ‘activist mapping’ – the combination of social activism, citizen journalism and geospatial information. Ushahidi offers products that enable local observers to submit reports using their mobile phones or the internet, while simultaneously creating a temporal and geospatial archive of events.
The Nailab is an incubation facility that works to support smart and innovative entrepreneurs with business ideas, turning them into intelligent companies within a given time period. We aim to do this by providing a physical space to work out of, wireless internet, individualize coaching, workshops and interaction with other groups.
Nailab encourages membership from individuals not only in the Information Technology field, but anyone who would want to develop a technical application for their industry. One of the ways that we assist our members is to engage coaches from a vast array of professional fields to mentor and advice our entrepreneurs. Nailab incubatees can be assured that their efforts matched with what we invest in them will yield viable companies in the long run.
Nailab is located at Bishop Magua Center, 4th Floor off of Ngong Road, directly opposite
Uchumi Hyper. You can follow us on Facebook, twitter (@thenailab) or check out our website
Whive is a Social Media Platform for Africa. Whive mobile provides single, group and
bulk short message services to East Africans using colloquial applications through
Freemium and Paid business models hence solving the problem of lack of access to
localized (either by language or features) social media/communication applications
that can be used within the African context.
The application is already available in Swahili, French and English which covers
much of the African population. They have also included Sheng, Kikuyu and Dholuo
as pilot languages to ensure uptake of this mobile service within a more localized
context in Kenya.
Whive aims to enhance access of information to Africans including millions of mobile
phone subscribers across Africa by using SMS technology available that allows
them to view content in their local languages on their mobile phones. Our overall
web subscriber base consists of 90,000+ individuals with a further reach of about
100,000+ mobile users in Kenya.
Though we are still an early stage startup our rapidly growing platform already allows
organizations to reach the average African mobile user with a direct and personalized
messages offering important information on health, education and other services.
Whive is a winner of a number of Awards namely:
• Pivot25 Winner in Gaming, Utilities and Entertainment category.
• Best Software at Maker Faire Africa 2010.
• Vision 2030 ICT award(2011) for the Gender, Youth and Vulnerable Groups
Charm Concepts is a social web development house that uses WordPress as the only CMS. Charm Concepts also provides digital media consultancy, social media strategies, online marketing and e-commerce solutions.
Nyandia attended Creative Art Center, and received a Certificate in Typography. She then continued her education by attending Kenya Polytechnic to pursue a Diploma in Graphic Design.
After a short stint interning for Action Aid Kenya, and working for Taptok LTD as a graphic designer, she abandoned her quest for a diploma in favor of a 4 year degree from the Art Institute of Atlanta where she earned a BFA- Graphic Design.
After graduating from the Art Institute she started a graphic design company in Atlanta (NK Designs LLC), which she ran and managed for 2 years before making the decision to return to Kenya.
This was the birth of Ewamak Designs LTD an interdisciplinary graphic design studio with virtually every graphic medium represented in their project portfolio from print, web and motion graphics. Using strategic creative design, and effective message development, Ewamak focuses on website Design, Digital Media and Print Media.
She is also the owner and designer for 33seventee6 a T Shirt line sold online at www.33seventee6.com and Little Five Points in Atlanta at a boutique called Fearless Weirdo.
You can see more of her work at www.ewamak.com, www.kamawedesigns.com, http://enkaydesigns.wordpress.com/, www.facebook.com/33seventee6 and or follow her on twitter nyandiak and 33seventee6