|Bid||0.00 x 0|
|Ask||0.00 x 0|
|Day's Range||8.53 - 8.69|
|52 Week Range||5.84 - 9.23|
|Beta (5Y Monthly)||0.20|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||12.60|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||0.51 (5.96%)|
|Ex-Dividend Date||Dec 03, 2020|
|1y Target Est||N/A|
Kenya's biggest telecoms operator Safaricom said on Tuesday it had launched a programme in partnership with Google that allows its customers to pay for 4G-enabled phones in instalments, as it seeks to increase smart phone usage on its network. The company said in April it would partner with Google to offer one million affordable smart phones, with customers paying as little as 20 shillings a day over a nine-month period, with the ultimate aim of switching about 4 million 2G and 3G phones to 4G. "Together with our key partner Google, and specifically Android, we are aiming for an additional one million customers who will be able to access and leverage the power of the internet," Safaricom Chief Executive Officer Peter Ndegwa said in a video on his Twitter account.
Vodacom Group <VODJ.J> plans to create a 'super app' in partnership with digital payment provider Alipay, part of China's Alibaba group <BABA.N>, to allow consumers in South Africa to shop online, pay bills and send money to family from next year. The app will also help small to medium enterprises (SME) access financial services such as lending and insurance, the two companies said in a joint statement on Monday. Vodacom and other mobile operators in South Africa are seeking to expand their mobile payment apps into online market places to leverage their network and customer base.
Alphabet Inc began offering the world's first commercial high-speed internet using balloons to villagers in remote regions of Kenya's Rift Valley on Wednesday. The service is run by Loon, a unit of Google's parent Alphabet, and Telkom Kenya, the East African nation's third largest telecoms operator.