Global phone firm Vivo opens office in Kenya

Global technology company Vivo this week stamped its mark in the Kenyan market, launching its regional offices in Nairobi as well as unveiling the new V17 Pro smartphone in the Kenyan Market.

''The creation of V17 Pro once again showcases our strong consumer-centric innovation approach. The new V series member brings brilliant camera systems on both the front and back of the smartphone to empower consumers to redefine their photography experience,”Vivo Kenya CEO, Arthur Xian.

The firm's President for Middle East and Africa Region Jet Xu said V17 Pro is a masterpiece that reinforces the firm's position as a pioneer in bringing best-in-class mobile experiences to the Kenyan market.

The V17 is part of an array of different versions of the vivo brand with features such as the 91.65 per cent  screen-to-body ratio, the artificial intelligence-powered cameras that pop up.

Vivo continues to place world-first features into their smart phones to enable better mobile experiences and has ambitions to continue its growth trajectory and international expansion by providing stylish and dynamic products to more consumers around the world.

Matano Ndar, Director of Licensing, compliance and standards at Communications Authority of Kenya (CA), commended Vivo for its entry in Kenya.

“As government, we are constantly encouraging investors to tap into the investment opportunities available in the country especially in ICT,'' Matano said.

He elaborated the government’s plan to boost access to the Internet, saying 99 per cent of all data sold in Kenya is accessed through a mobile phone.

Vivo has a strategy to accelerate its innovations across smart devices and applications for the Internet of Things era.

Based on 5G enabled smart phones, Vivo is committed to its strategy to expand its 5G device offerings to include AR glasses, smart watches, smart headphones and more.

Vivo is committed to the Kenyan market and looks forward to making the most of its innovation and ingenuity to deliver user experiences that Kenyan consumers love.

The company is actively investing in offline retail stores as a touch-point in Kenya to enable customers to have the first-hand experience with Vivo smart phones.

Vivo Kenya has already opened a new customer service centre in the Nairobi CBD with plans to launch new centres in Mombasa and Eldoret in the next six months.

Currently, Vivo is present in more than 30 markets including Nigeria, Egypt, Morocco and the Middle East countries.

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