I thought of not posting this #PKTechWeekly because not much happened in my tech world last week. I wasn’t yet up from mourning Julie then death occured to my great grandma. But because of the commitment to this tech blog, I have to post the little I was able to see last week.
Please read the #PKTechWeekly of 20th -26th june;
Orange acquired Airtel In Burkina Faso
Orange stated that, together with its subsidiary Orange Côte d’Ivoire, completed acquiring 100% of the mobile operator Airtel in Burkina Faso. Since the signature of an agreement with Bharti Airtel International (Netherlands) BV (“Airtel”) in January 2016, Orange had obtained all the official approbations necessary to complete this transaction.
While in Uganda,
Airtel Uganda launched Airtel Money Bonus Campaign
The campaign that followed the telecom’s recent country-wide upgrade of the Airtel Money platform that has greatly improved service to match the increased number of Airtel subscribers. The 5- day campaign ran from Wednesday 22 June to Sunday 27 June, 2016.
Sorry if you missed it, they definitely have something for you coming up to follow this campaign. But in
Kenya Mobile Money Users Numbers are Growing
Kenya’s mobile money transfer subscriptions reached 24.8 million as of 31 March 2016. During this time, the number of mobile money agents grew to 147,761 compared to 141,542 agents recorded the previous quarter. This is according to a report via Telecompaper.
WhatsApp Daily Voice Calls Rose to 100 Million
Users of the messaging service WhatsApp are already making over 100 million voice calls every day just over a year since the feature finished rolling out to Android and iOS users. In a brief blog post, WhatsApp said the figure was equivalent to 1,100 calls a second and that it was committed to making the feature even better for its 1 billion users in the months to come. WhatsApp started full end-to-end encryption across its messaging app last April and FoneArena recently reported that the company has started testing a video calling feature.
The Hack4ag Uganda came to an end
The hack4ag Uganda hackthon was concluded and three groups were awarded for coming up with the best applications. Kuangalia, an app that helps farmers verify seeds quality emerged winners. The first runner up, looked to organize how Sacco s operated in Uganda. The Farmer’s Amazon were the second runner’s up with their API that would enable different applications from different developers run on USSD.